african striped grunt

Scientific name Parapristipoma octolineatum
Descriptor Valenciennes
Year of description 1833
IUCN category LC
Family Haemulidae
Genus Parapristipoma
Parapristipoma octolineatum Parapristipoma octolineatum

Introduction

Parapristipoma octolineatum, commonly known as african striped grunt, is a salt water fish.

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Who is it?

Morphology

  • Average size
    25 cm
  • Maximum size
    50 cm
  • Pattern
    horizontal stripes
  • Average size
    25 cm
  • Maximum size
    50 cm
  • Pattern
    horizontal stripes

How to recognize the african striped grunt ?

The african striped grunt measures between 25 and 50 cm. This fish is tricolore with a predominantly jaune, bleu and beige body. The also has bleu horizontal stripes.

Behaviour & Life cycle

  • diet
    carnivorous
  • Sociability
    gregarious
  • territorial
    No
  • Way of living
    diurnal

The african striped grunt is a fish gregarious naturally found near the bottom. This species is carnivorous .

Although the african striped grunt is non-territorial, it is sometimes aggressive towards other species.

Reproduction

  • Reproduction
    ovipare

The african striped grunt 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?

What is its habitat?

Natural environment characteristics

  • Temperature
    16 - 24 °C
  • Depth
    1 - 60 m

Biotope presentation

The african striped grunt is most often found at a depth between 1m and 60m. However, it is not impossible to find this species at other depths.

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