keyhole angelfish

Scientific name Centropyge tibicen
Descriptor Cuvier
Year of description 1831
IUCN category LC
Family Pomacanthidae
Genus Centropyge
Centropyge tibicen Centropyge tibicen

Introduction

Centropyge tibicen, commonly known as keyhole angelfish, is a salt water fish.

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Who is it?

Morphology

  • Average size
    15 cm
  • Maximum size
    19 cm
  • Longevity
    6 year
  • Shape
    Ovoid
  • Average size
    15 cm
  • Maximum size
    19 cm
  • Longevity
    6 year
  • Shape
    Ovoid

How to recognize the keyhole angelfish ?

The keyhole angelfish measures around 15 cm. The dominant males can however reach 19 cm. This fish is tricolore with a predominantly jaune, noir and blanc 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 keyhole 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 keyhole angelfish is non-territorial, it is sometimes aggressive towards other species.

Reproduction

  • Reproduction
    ovipare oeufs flottants
  • Hermaphrodite
    protogynous

The keyhole angelfish is a fish ovipare oeufs flottants. 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

  • Depth
    4 - 55 m

Biotope presentation

The keyhole angelfish is most often found at a depth between 4m and 55m. However, it is not impossible to find this species at other depths.

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