First Report of Reef associated fish, Apolemichthys xanthurus (Pomacanthidae) from Andhra Pradesh coast, India

The present paper reports one reef associated fish species of the family Pomacanthidae, Apolemichthys xanthurus (Bennett, 1833) for the first time from the Andhra Pradesh coast. The specimen was collected from Kumbhabhishekam fishing harbour, Kakinada. Current manuscript deals with species description, morphometric and meristic characters to record its occurrence along Andhra Pradesh coast.