bluering angelfish

Scientific name Pomacanthus annularis
Descriptor Bloch
Year of description 1787
IUCN category LC
Family Pomacanthidae
Genus Pomacanthus
Pomacanthus annularis Pomacanthus annularis

Introduction

Pomacanthus annularis, commonly known as bluering angelfish, is a salt water fish.

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Who is it?

Morphology

  • Average size
    30 cm
  • Maximum size
    45 cm
  • Longevity
    20 year
  • Shape
    Circular
  • Pattern
    diagonal stripes
  • Average size
    30 cm
  • Maximum size
    45 cm
  • Longevity
    20 year
  • Shape
    Circular
  • Pattern
    diagonal stripes

How to recognize the bluering angelfish ?

The bluering angelfish measures between 30 and 45 cm. This fish is bicolore with a predominantly jaune and bleu body. The also has bleu diagonal stripes.

Behaviour & Life cycle

  • diet
    omnivorous with carnivorous tendency
  • Sociability
    solitary
  • territorial
    Yes
  • Way of living
    diurnal

The bluering angelfish is a fish solitary naturally found at mid-depth and near the bottom. This species is omnivorous with carnivorous tendency .

The bluering angelfish 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.

Reproduction

  • Reproduction
    dont le mode de reproduction est encore inconnu
  • Hermaphrodite
    protogynous

The bluering angelfish is a fish dont le mode de reproduction est encore inconnu. 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.

Where to find it?

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What is its habitat?

Natural environment characteristics

  • Temperature
    26 - 29 °C
  • Depth
    1 - 60 m
  • Flow
    Medium

Biotope presentation

The bluering angelfish 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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Bibliographic references

Opportunistic spongivore fishes in a reef of Gulf of Mannar, India - K. Diraviya Raj - G. Mathews - R. L. Laju - Springer Nature - 2021.

First record of non-native Bluering angelfish Pomacanthus annularis (Perciformes: Pomacanthidae) from the marine water of Odisha coast, Bay of Bengal, India - Tapan KumarBARIK - Surya Narayan SWAIN - Bijayalaxmi SAHU - Bibarani TRIPATHY - Usha RaniACHARYA - Iranian Society of Ichthyology - 2018.

Pattern Development in the Chaetodont Fish Pomacanthus annularis (Bloch), with a Note on the Status of Euxiphipops Fraser-Brunner - A. Fraser-Brunner - JSTOR - 1951.

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