Queen Angelfish (Holacanthus ciliaris)
The color of this fish is so vibrant and beautiful that its likeness adorns almost every tourist t-shirt shop from St. Thomas to Aruba. The long trailing yellow and blue dorsal and anal fins flow like a gown on this queen of the Caribbean. A small dark speckled patch on the forehead resembles a “crown”, giving this species its name. Yellow rims on mid-body scales contrast the dark blue body. Common throughout the region, they can be found feeding on sponges or hiding among the sea fans. See the e-book.