Centropyge bicolor

Blue and gold angelfish | Black And Gold Angel-fish | Two-colored Angelfish
Centropyge bicolor
Centropyge bicolor, adult, NSW, Australia, Photo: Ian Shaw
Centropyge bicolor
Centropyge bicolor, juvenile, NSW, Australia, Photo: Ian Shaw
Centropyge bicolor
Centropyge bicolor, Raja Ampat, Indonesia, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
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Centropyge bicolor
Centropyge bicolor
Centropyge bicolor


Tropical Indo-Pacific


Yellow head and tail, blue/purple rear body, blue/purple bar above eye. Adults and juveniles with similar colouration. Shy, hiding in reef when approached. Length to 15 cm.


Max Size: 11 cm

Sea Temperature Range: 23.8-31.5°C

Depth: 1 - 25 m

Habitat Generalization Index: 16.13

Also referred to as the SGI (Species Generalisation Index), this describes the habitat niche breadth of the species. Species with values less than 15 are found in a relatively narrow range of reef habitat types (specialists), while those over 25 may be found on most hard substrates within their range (generalists). Learn more here.

Conservation and Rarity

IUCN Status: Least Concern

Occurrence: Frequent (13.9% of sites)

Occurrence describes how often the species is found on surveys within its distribution. It is calculated as the % of reef sites surveyed by RLS divers across all the ecoregions in which the species has been observed

Abundance: Few (3 per transect)

Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.

Edit by: Joe Shields