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Pomacanthus zonipectus (Cortez angelfish)

Synonyms: Pomacanthodes zonipectus
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Wikipedia Abstract

Pomacanthus zonipectus is a marine angelfish from the Eastern Pacific. It occasionally makes its way into the aquarium trade. It grows to a size of 46 cm in length.
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Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Alto Golfo de California y Delta del Rio Colorado Biosphere Reserve VI 2320468 Sonora, Mexico  
Archipelago de Colon Biosphere Reserve 34336011 Galapagos Islands, Ecuador  


Prey / Diet

Chondrilla nucula (Chicken liver sponge)[1]
Chthamalus fissus[2]
Cliona papillae[1]
Geodia media[1]
Haliclona caerulea[1]
Haliclona turquoisia[1]
Mycale cecilia[1]
Pocillopora damicornis (Brush coral)[3]
Pocillopora elegans (Cauliflower coral)[3]
Pocillopora grandis (Coral)[3]
Spirastrella decumbens[1]
Tethya taboga[1]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Aluterus scriptus (unicornfish)3
Arothron hispidus (poison puffer)3
Arothron meleagris (Whitespotted pufferfish)4
Cantherhines dumerilii (Barred filefish)3
Cantherhines pullus (Tobaccofish)1
Chaetodon aureofasciatus (goldstriped butterflyfish)1
Chaetodon baronessa (Baroness butterflyfish)1
Chaetodon citrinellus (Midas cichlid)1
Chaetodon humeralis (muneca)3
Chaetodon kleinii (Blacklip butterflyfish)1
Chaetodon plebeius (blueblotched butterflyfish)1
Chaetodon rainfordi (Northern butterflyfish)1
Chaetodon ulietensis (Doublesaddle butterflyfish)1
Diproctacanthus xanthurus (Yellow-tail wrasse)1
Doriprismatica sedna5
Eretmochelys imbricata (Hawksbill)1
Holacanthus ciliaris (Yellow angelfish)1
Holacanthus passer (whitestripe angelfish)11
Holacanthus tricolor (Yellow nanny)1
Johnrandallia nigrirostris (Black-nosed butterflyfish)3
Kyphosus elegans (Cortez sea chub)1
Pomacanthus arcuatus (Pot cover)1
Pomacanthus paru (French angelfish)1
Scarus perrico (perrico)3
Scarus rubroviolaceus (Redlipped parrot)3


Bodianus diplotaenia (Pacific hogfish)[3]
Cephalopholis panamensis (Panama graysby)[3]
Epinephelus labriformis (lateralband grouper)[3]
Gymnothorax castaneus (Panamic green moray)[3]
Gymnothorax dovii (Speckled moray)[3]
Lutjanus argentiventris (yellowtail snapper)[3]
Lutjanus novemfasciatus (black snapper)[3]
Lutjanus viridis (Blue-and-gold snapper)[3]
Novaculichthys taeniourus (clown wrasse)[3]
Thalassoma grammaticum (Sunset wrasse)[3]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
John G. Shedd Aquarium
Riverbanks Zoo and Garden
Six Flags Discovery Kingdom

Range Map

Colombia; Costa Rica; Eastern Pacific: Gulf of California (Puerto Peñasco) and north of Bahía Magdalena (Bahía San Juanico), Mexico to Peru.; Ecuador; El Salvador; Guatemala; Gulf of California; Honduras; Mexico; Nicaragua; Pacific Central-American Coastal; Pacific Ocean; Pacific, Eastern Central; Pacific, Southeast; Panama; Peru; Peru-Galapagos Waters;



Attributes / relations provided by
1A Qualitative Assessment of Sponge-Feeding Organisms from the Mexican Pacific Coast, Padilla Verdín C.J., Carballo J.L. and Camacho M.L., The Open Marine Biology Journal, 2010, 4, 39-46
2A test of the Menge-Sutherland model of community organization in a tropical rocky intertidal food web, Bruce A. Menge, Jane Lubchenco, Stephen D. Gaines, Linda R. Ashkenas, Oecologia (Berlin) (1986) 71: 75-89
3Food-Web Structure and Dynamics of Eastern Tropical Pacific Coral Reefs: Panamá and Galápagos Islands, Peter W. Glynn, Food Webs and the Dynamics of Marine Reefs, eds. Tim R. McClanahan & George M. Branch, p. 185-208 (2008)
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