garibaldi damselfish

Scientific name Hypsypops rubicundus
Descriptor Girard
Year of description 1854
IUCN category LC
Family Pomacentridae
Genus Hypsypops
Hypsypops rubicundus Hypsypops rubicundus

Introduction

Hypsypops rubicundus, commonly known as garibaldi damselfish, is a salt water fish from the Océan Pacifique Nord Est Tempere Chaud.

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Who is it?

Morphology

  • Average size
    25 cm
  • Maximum size
    30 cm
  • Longevity
    30 year
  • Average size
    25 cm
  • Maximum size
    30 cm
  • Longevity
    30 year

How to recognize the garibaldi damselfish ?

The garibaldi damselfish measures between 25 and 30 cm. This fish is unicolore with a predominantly orange body.

Behaviour & Life cycle

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

The garibaldi damselfish is a fish living as a couple or in a group naturally found near the bottom. This species is carnivorous .

The garibaldi damselfish is a territorial animal that does not tolerate any incursions into its living area. It is particularly virulent against other territorial species and it can provoke heated fights. Relationships between conspecifics are also hectic, with each seeking to secure its place. Parrying or even sustained fighting can occur between dominant males.

Reproduction

  • Reproduction
    ovipare qui pond sur substrat caché

The garibaldi damselfish is a fish ovipare qui pond sur substrat caché. This fish protects its eggs from nearby predators.

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
    15 - 20 °C
  • Depth
    0 - 30 m

Biotope presentation

The garibaldi damselfish is most often found at a depth between 0m and 30m. However, it is not impossible to find this species at other depths.

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