Chelmon marginalis

Scientific name Chelmon marginalis
Descriptor Richardson
Year of description 1842
IUCN category LC
Family Chaetodontidae
Genus Chelmon
Chelmon marginalis Chelmon marginalis

Introduction

Chelmon marginalis is a salt water fish.

Who is it?

Morphology

  • Average size
    16 cm
  • Maximum size
    18 cm
  • Pattern
    vertical stripes
  • Average size
    16 cm
  • Maximum size
    18 cm
  • Pattern
    vertical stripes

How to recognize Chelmon marginalis ?

Chelmon marginalis measures between 16 and 18 cm. This fish is tricolore with a predominantly jaune, orange and blanc body. The also has jaune and orange vertical stripes.

Behaviour & Life cycle

  • diet
    carnivorous
  • Sociability
    living as a couple or alone
  • territorial
    Yes
  • Way of living
    diurnal

Chelmon marginalis is a fish living as a couple or alone naturally found near the bottom. This species is carnivorous .

Although slightly territorial, Chelmon marginalis is a rather peaceful animal that generally behaves in a peaceful manner with other species.

Reproduction

  • Migratory species
    No

Chelmon marginalis is a fish ovipare.

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
    1 - 30 m

Biotope presentation

Chelmon marginalis is most often found at a depth between 1m and 30m. However, it is not impossible to find this species at other depths.

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