blackedged angelfish

Scientific name Genicanthus watanabei
Descriptor Yasuda & Tominaga
Year of description 1970
IUCN category LC
Family Pomacanthidae
Genus Genicanthus
Genicanthus watanabei Genicanthus watanabei

Introduction

Genicanthus watanabei, commonly known as blackedged angelfish, is a salt water fish.

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Who is it?

Morphology

  • Average size
    14 cm
  • Maximum size
    15 cm
  • Pattern
    horizontal stripes
  • Average size
    14 cm
  • Maximum size
    15 cm
  • Pattern
    horizontal stripes

How to recognize the blackedged angelfish ?

The blackedged angelfish measures around 14 cm. The females are more imposing and some specimens can reach 15 cm. This fish is bicolore with a predominantly bleu and noir body. The also has noir horizontal stripes.

Sexual dimorphism

The female is bigger than the male.

Behaviour & Life cycle

  • diet
    planctophage
  • Sociability
    living as a couple or in a group
  • territorial
    No
  • Way of living
    diurnal

The blackedged angelfish is a fish living as a couple or in a group naturally found near the bottom. This species is planctophage .

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

Reproduction

  • Reproduction
    ovipare qui pond en eau libre
  • Hermaphrodite
    protogynous

The blackedged 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.

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What is its habitat?

Natural environment characteristics

  • Temperature
    24 - 29 °C
  • Depth
    21 - 81 m
  • Flow
    Strong and Medium

Biotope presentation

The blackedged angelfish is most often found at a depth between 21m and 81m. However, it is not impossible to find this species at other depths.

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