spiny chromis

Scientific name Acanthochromis polyacanthus
Descriptor Bleeker
Year of description 1855
IUCN category LC
Family Pomacentridae
Genus Acanthochromis
Acanthochromis polyacanthus Acanthochromis polyacanthus

Introduction

Acanthochromis polyacanthus, commonly known as spiny chromis, is a salt water fish.

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Who is it?

Morphology

  • Average size
    12 cm
  • Maximum size
    14 cm
  • Average size
    12 cm
  • Maximum size
    14 cm

How to recognize the spiny chromis ?

The spiny chromis measures between 12 and 14 cm. This fish is bicolore with a predominantly noir and blanc body.

Behaviour & Life cycle

  • diet
    omnivorous
  • Sociability
    living as a couple or in a group
  • territorial
    Yes
  • Way of living
    diurnal

The spiny chromis is a fish living as a couple or in a group naturally found near the rocks. This species is omnivorous .

The spiny chromis is a territorial animal that does not tolerate any incursions into its living area. It is particularly virulent against other territorial species and it can provoke heated fights.

Reproduction

  • Reproduction
    ovipare qui pond sur substrat caché

The spiny chromis is a fish ovipare qui pond sur substrat caché. This fish protects its eggs from nearby predators.

Harmless species

This species does not represent any particular threats to humans when encountered in its natural environment.

Where to find it?

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What is its habitat?

Natural environment characteristics

  • Temperature
    25 - 29 °C
  • Depth
    1 - 65 m

Biotope presentation

The spiny chromis is most often found at a depth between 1m and 65m. However, it is not impossible to find this species at other depths.

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