purplemask angelfish

Scientific name Centropyge venusta
Descriptor Yasuda & Tominaga
Year of description 1969
IUCN category LC
Family Pomacanthidae
Genus Centropyge
Centropyge venusta Centropyge venusta

Introduction

Centropyge venusta, commonly known as purplemask angelfish, is a salt water fish.

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Who is it?

Morphology

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

How to recognize the purplemask angelfish ?

The purplemask angelfish measures around 10 cm. The dominant males can however reach 12 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
  • Sociability
    living as a couple or alone
  • territorial
    No
  • Way of living
    diurnal

The purplemask angelfish is a fish living as a couple or alone naturally found at mid-depth and near the bottom. This species is omnivorous .

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

Reproduction

  • Reproduction
    ovipare qui pond en eau libre

The purplemask angelfish is a fish ovipare qui pond en eau libre.

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
    10 - 40 m

Biotope presentation

The purplemask angelfish is most often found at a depth between 10m and 40m. However, it is not impossible to find this species at other depths.

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