barred angelfish

Scientific name Paracentropyge multifasciata
Descriptor Smith & Radcliffe
Year of description 1911
IUCN category LC
Family Pomacanthidae
Genus Paracentropyge
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Introduction

Paracentropyge multifasciata, commonly known as barred angelfish, is a salt water fish.

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Who is it?

Morphology

  • Average size
    11 cm
  • Maximum size
    12 cm
  • Pattern
    vertical stripes
  • Average size
    11 cm
  • Maximum size
    12 cm
  • Pattern
    vertical stripes

How to recognize the barred angelfish ?

The barred angelfish measures between 11 and 12 cm. This fish is tricolore with a predominantly jaune, noir and blanc body. The also has noir vertical stripes.

Behaviour & Life cycle

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

The barred angelfish is a fish living as a couple or in a group. This species is omnivorous .

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

Reproduction

  • Reproduction
    ovipare

The barred angelfish 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
    7 - 70 m

Biotope presentation

The barred angelfish is most often found at a depth between 7m and 70m. However, it is not impossible to find this species at other depths.

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