cherubfish

Scientific name Centropyge argi
Descriptor Woods & Kanazawa
Year of description 1951
IUCN category LC
Family Pomacanthidae
Genus Centropyge
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Introduction

Centropyge argi, commonly known as cherubfish, is a salt water fish.

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Who is it?

Morphology

  • Average size
    6 cm
  • Maximum size
    8 cm
  • Longevity
    10 year
  • Shape
    Ovoid
  • Average size
    6 cm
  • Maximum size
    8 cm
  • Longevity
    10 year
  • Shape
    Ovoid

How to recognize the cherubfish ?

The cherubfish measures around 6 cm. The dominant males can however reach 8 cm. This fish is bicolore with a predominantly jaune and bleu body.

Sexual dimorphism

The adult male is bigger than the female.

Behaviour & Life cycle

  • diet
    omnivorous with herbivorous tendency
  • Sociability
    solitary
  • territorial
    No
  • Way of living
    diurnal

The cherubfish is a fish solitary naturally found at mid-depth and near the bottom. This species is omnivorous with herbivorous tendency .

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

Reproduction

  • Reproduction
    ovipare
  • Hermaphrodite
    protogynous

The cherubfish is a fish ovipare. always born female. Growing up, individuals will change sex to become male, this is called successive hermaphroditism of the protogynous type.

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
    24 - 28 °C
  • Depth
    5 - 80 m
  • Flow
    Medium

Biotope presentation

The cherubfish is most often found at a depth between 5m and 80m. However, it is not impossible to find this species at other depths.

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