Spectacled Angelfish (Chaetodontoplus conspicillatus)

Origin: Southern Australia/New Zealand
Sighted at: Dallas World Aquarium, Dallas, TX

This is the fiftieth animal on the blog! I went to Dallas and Fort Worth this past weekend, and I have nearly two dozen pictures to share from the trip. This fellow is also the blog’s first fish!

The spectacled angelfish – called as such for the spectacle-like rings around its eyes – lives in the seas south of Australia and in between that landmass and New Zealand. Angelfish are fairly common saltwater reef fish, but the specatacled variety are not often found in captivity. This particular fish was in an exhibit specific to the reef of Lord Howe Island.