Pomacanthus zonipectus, Machalilla, Ecuador, Photo: Graham Edgar
Pomacanthus zonipectus, Juvenile, Coiba Island, Panama, Photo: Graham Edgar
Pomacanthus zonipectus, Gulf of California, Mexico, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Tropical Eastern Pacific
Grey-brown body scattered with small dark spots, faint light concentric arcs on body, dark-edged yellow band behind pectoral fin and another broad yellow band from nape down to breast. Blue edging on dorsal and anal fin. Juveniles black with distinct yellow curved bands on body and blue margins on dorsal and anal fins.
Max Size: 46 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 20.2-31.3°C
Habitat: Coral Reef, Rocky Reef, Soft sediment
IUCN Threat Status: Least Concern
Occurrence: Frequent (14% 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: Solitary (1 per transect)
Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.