coral shrimpfish

Scientific name Aeoliscus strigatus
Descriptor Günther
Year of description 1861
IUCN category DD
Family Centriscidae
Genus Aeoliscus
Aeoliscus strigatus Aeoliscus strigatus


Aeoliscus strigatus, commonly known as coral shrimpfish , is a salt water fish.

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Who is it?


  • Average size
    12 cm
  • Maximum size
    15 cm
  • Mimicry
  • Average size
    12 cm
  • Maximum size
    15 cm
  • Mimicry

How to recognize the coral shrimpfish ?

The coral shrimpfish measures between 12 and 15 cm. This fish is bicolore with a predominantly noir and gris body.

Behaviour & Life cycle

  • diet
    omnivorous with carnivorous tendency
  • Sociability
    living in shoals
  • territorial
  • Way of living

The coral shrimpfish is a fish living in shoals. This species is omnivorous with carnivorous tendency .

Although the coral shrimpfish is non-territorial, it is sometimes aggressive towards other species.


  • Reproduction
    ovipare oeufs flottants

The coral shrimpfish is a fish ovipare oeufs flottants.

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
    2 - 42 m

Biotope presentation

The coral shrimpfish is most often found at a depth between 2m and 42m. However, it is not impossible to find this species at other depths.

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Bibliographic references

REEF FISH IDENTIFICATION - TROPICAL PACIFIC - Allen G. - Steene R. - Humann P. - Deloach N. - New World Publications - 2003.

Guide des poissons des récifs coralliens - Ewald Lieske - Robert F. Myers - Delachaux et Niestlé - 2009.

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