twospot coralfish

Scientific name Coradion melanopus
Descriptor Cuvier
Year of description 1831
IUCN category LC
Family Chaetodontidae
Genus Coradion
Coradion melanopus Coradion melanopus


Coradion melanopus, commonly known as twospot coralfish, is a salt water fish.

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Who is it?


  • Average size
    12 cm
  • Maximum size
    15 cm
  • Shape
  • Pattern
    diagonal stripes
  • Average size
    12 cm
  • Maximum size
    15 cm
  • Shape
  • Pattern
    diagonal stripes

How to recognize the twospot coralfish ?

The twospot coralfish measures between 12 and 15 cm. This fish is tricolore with a predominantly jaune, marron and blanc body. The also has orange diagonal stripes.

Behaviour & Life cycle

  • diet
    omnivorous with carnivorous tendency
  • Sociability
    living as a couple
  • territorial
  • Way of living

The twospot coralfish is a fish living as a couple naturally found near the bottom. This species is omnivorous with carnivorous tendency .

n general, this species does not care much about other animals crossing its path. However, she may show some signs of aggression with conspecifics.


  • Reproduction
    ovipare qui pond en eau libre

The twospot coralfish 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?

What is its habitat?

Natural environment characteristics

  • Temperature
    23 - 27 °C
  • Depth
    10 - 30 m
  • Flow

Biotope presentation

The twospot coralfish is most often found at a depth between 10m and 30m. However, it is not impossible to find this species at other depths.

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