stripey

Scientific name Microcanthus strigatus
Descriptor Cuvier
Year of description 1831
IUCN category LC
Family Kyphosidae
Genus Microcanthus
Microcanthus strigatus Microcanthus strigatus

Introduction

Microcanthus strigatus, commonly known as stripey, is a brackish water and salt water fish.

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Who is it?

Morphology

  • Average size
    10 cm
  • Maximum size
    16 cm
  • Pattern
    diagonal stripes
  • Average size
    10 cm
  • Maximum size
    16 cm
  • Pattern
    diagonal stripes

How to recognize the stripey ?

The stripey measures between 10 and 16 cm. This fish is multicolore with a predominantly jaune, noir and blanc body. The also has noir diagonal stripes.

Behaviour & Life cycle

  • diet
    omnivorous
  • Sociability
    living in shoals
  • territorial
    No
  • Way of living
    diurnal

The stripey is a fish living in shoals. This species is omnivorous .

n general, this species does not care much about other animals crossing its path.

Reproduction

  • Reproduction
    ovipare

The stripey 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 - 140 m

Biotope presentation

The stripey is most often found at a depth between 1m and 140m. However, it is not impossible to find this species at other depths.

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Bibliographic references

Systematic reappraisal of the anti-equatorial fish genus Microcanthus Swainson (Teleostei: Microcanthidae), with redescription and resurrection of Microcanthus joyceae Whitley - Y.K. Tea - A.C. Gill - ZOOTAXA - 2020.

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