Centropyge eibli

Eibls angelfish | Blacktail Angelfish | Scribbled Angelfish | Centropyge eibeli
Centropyge eibli
Centropyge eibli, adult, Bali, Indonesia, Photo: Ian Shaw
Centropyge eibli
Centropyge eibli, juvenile, Aceh, Indonesia, Photo: Ian Shaw
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Centropyge eibli
Centropyge eibli


Tropical Indo-Pacific


Light greenish-grey body with narrow orange bands and black tail and rear of dorsal fin. Orange outer eye and bright blue margins on dorsal, anal and tail fins. Distinguished from C. vroliki (Pearlscale Angelfish) by location; also by body stripes, in small region of overlapping range. Mimicked by juveniles of Acanthurus tristis. Length to 15 cm.


Max Size: 15 cm

Sea Temperature Range: 25.4-31°C

Depth: 3-30m

Habitat Generalization Index: 5.96

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: Common (26.8% 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