Fish and Wildlife Research Institute


Angelfish, Queen

Scientific name: Holacanthus ciliaris

Common name: Queen Angelfish

[Palythoa zoanthids also in photo]

Species Codes for Trip Ticket Reporting:
Food and Bait Code: 450 - Angelfish
Marine Life Code: 507 - Angelfish, queen

License and Endorsements Required for Commercial Harvest:
SPL - Saltwater Products License
RS - Restricted Species Endorsement
ML - Marine Life Endorsement

* These are unofficial designations, please see Florida Administrative Code Chapter 68B for specifics,

Image Credit: Shaun Gill, NCRI.

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