Paracentropyge multifasciata

Multibar Angelfish | Banded Pygmy Angelfish | Barred Angelfish | Many Banded Angelfish | Centropyge multifasciatus | Paracentropyge multifasciatus
Paracentropyge multifasciata
Paracentropyge multifasciata, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith


Tropical Indo-Pacific


Body with alternating black and white/yellow body bars, transparent pectoral fin, yellow snout, yellow pelvic fin, underside and lower margin of anal fin, dorsal spines prominent. Found in caves where it aligns its body with the walls, so often seen upside down. Similar appearance to a butterflyfish, but differs from that family by presence of large spine on lower operculum, near pectoral fin. Length to 12 cm.


Max Size: N/A cm

Sea Temperature Range: 28.5-31.1°C

Depth: 7-70m

Habitat Generalization Index: N/A

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: Not Evaluated

Occurrence: Infrequent (4.7% 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 (2 per transect)

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

Edit by: Joe Shields