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    Species: Paracentropyge multifasciata
    Has Successfully been bred and raised in captivity
    Reference: http://www.rcthawaii.com/angel/6.htm#multibarred
    Class: D
    Synonyms: Paracentropyge multifasciatus, Holacanthus multifasciatus, Centropyge multifasciatus, Centropyge multifasciata
    Environment: Marine; reef-associated; non-migratory; depth range 7 - 70 m (Ref. 9710 ), usually 20 - 70 m
    Size/Weight/Age: Max length : 12.0 cm TL male/unsexed
    Distribution: Indo-Pacific: Cocos-Keeling Atoll to the Society Islands, north to the Yaeyama Islands, south to the Great Barrier Reef
    Description: Dorsal spines (total): 13; Dorsal soft rays (total): 17-19; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 17 - 18. Generally white with 8 brown bars extending through to dorsal and anal fins (becoming orange-yellow ventrally), the first running through the eye and the last running across the base of the caudal fin. A yellow bar runs in the middle of each white interspace on the side. A black spot is on the distal part of the soft portion of the dorsal fin
    Biology: Inhabits ledges and caves and crevices of steep outer reef slopes; occasionally found in clear lagoon reefs. It is secretive and rarely goes out more than a few centimeters from an escape hole (Ref. 9710 ). Forms pairs or small groups. Occasionally exported through the aquarium trade. Usually starves when kept in captivity (Ref. 48391 ). Often upside-down
    Data Sheet: http://www.fishbase.org/Summary/SpeciesSummary.php?ID=5666
    WoRMS: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxlist&tName=Paracentropyge multifasciata
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