french angelfish

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

Introduction

Pomacanthus paru, commonly known as french angelfish, is a salt water fish.

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Who is it?

Morphology

  • Average size
    30 cm
  • Maximum size
    40 cm
  • Longevity
    15 year
  • Shape
    Circular
  • Pattern
    drawn scales
  • Average size
    30 cm
  • Maximum size
    40 cm
  • Longevity
    15 year
  • Shape
    Circular
  • Pattern
    drawn scales

How to recognize the french angelfish ?

The french angelfish measures between 30 and 40 cm. This fish is bicolore with a predominantly jaune and noir body. The also has jaune drawn scales.

Behaviour & Life cycle

  • diet
    omnivorous with carnivorous tendency
  • Sociability
    living as a couple
  • territorial
    Yes
  • Way of living
    diurnal

The french angelfish is a fish living as a couple naturally found at mid-depth and near the bottom. This species is omnivorous with carnivorous tendency .

The french 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
    ovipare qui pond en eau libre

The french angelfish is a fish ovipare qui pond en eau libre.

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
    22 - 26 °C
  • Depth
    3 - 100 m
  • Flow
    Strong and Medium

Biotope presentation

The french angelfish is most often found at a depth between 3m and 100m. However, it is not impossible to find this species at other depths.

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