First record of non-native Bluering angelfish Pomacanthus annularis (Perciformes: Pomacanthidae) from the marine water of Odisha coast, Bay of Bengal, India

Tapan Kumar BARIK, Surya Narayan SWAIN, Bijayalaxmi SAHU, Bibarani TRIPATHY, Usha Rani ACHARYA


The bluering angelfish Pomacanthus annularis (Bloch, 1787) is a well-known pomacanthid distributed in Gulf of Mannar, Indian Ocean, IndoWest Pacific: east coast of Africa, throughout Indonesia and New Guinea to New Caledonia, and in Andaman Sea. For the first time one specimen belonging to this species was caught in the Odisha coast, Bay of Bengal, India. We reviewed its distribution after compilation with available literature.


Marine angelfishes, Distribution, Range extension, Tropical coral reefs.

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