yellow angelfish

Scientific name Centropyge heraldi
Descriptor Woods & Schultz
Year of description 1953
IUCN category LC
Family Pomacanthidae
Genus Centropyge
Centropyge heraldi Centropyge heraldi

Introduction

Centropyge heraldi, commonly known as yellow angelfish, is a salt water fish.

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Who is it?

Morphology

  • Average size
    10 cm
  • Maximum size
    12 cm
  • Longevity
    10 year
  • Shape
    Ovoid
  • Average size
    10 cm
  • Maximum size
    12 cm
  • Longevity
    10 year
  • Shape
    Ovoid

How to recognize the yellow angelfish ?

The yellow angelfish measures around 10 cm. The dominant males can however reach 12 cm. This fish is unicolore with a predominantly jaune body.

Sexual dimorphism

The adult male is bigger than the female.

Behaviour & Life cycle

  • diet
    herbivorous
  • Sociability
    living in small groups
  • territorial
    No
  • Way of living
    diurnal

The yellow angelfish is a fish living in small groups naturally found at mid-depth and near the bottom. The members of each group are organized around a well established hierarchy. This species is herbivorous .

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

Reproduction

  • Reproduction
    ovipare qui pond en eau libre
  • Hermaphrodite
    protogynous

The yellow angelfish is a fish ovipare qui pond en eau libre. 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
    25 - 29 °C
  • Depth
    5 - 90 m

Biotope presentation

The yellow angelfish is most often found at a depth between 5m and 90m. However, it is not impossible to find this species at other depths.

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Bibliographic references

Lemonpeel (Centropyge flavissima) and yellow (C. heraldi) pygmy angelfishes each consist of two geographically isolated sibling species - Kang-Ning Shen - Chih-Wei Chang - Erwan Delrieu-Trottin - Philippe Borsa - Springer Nature - 2016.

Fishes of the Marshall and Marianas Islands, Volume 2 - Schultz, Leonard P. - BULLETIN OF THE AMERICAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY - 1953.

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