sixbar angelfish

Scientific name Pomacanthus sexstriatus
Descriptor Cuvier
Year of description 1831
IUCN category LC
Family Pomacanthidae
Genus Pomacanthus
Pomacanthus sexstriatus Pomacanthus sexstriatus

Introduction

Pomacanthus sexstriatus, commonly known as sixbar angelfish, is a salt water fish.

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Who is it?

Morphology

  • Average size
    46 cm
  • Maximum size
    46 cm
  • Shape
    Circular
  • Pattern
    vertical stripes
  • Average size
    46 cm
  • Maximum size
    46 cm
  • Shape
    Circular
  • Pattern
    vertical stripes

How to recognize the sixbar angelfish ?

The sixbar angelfish measures between 46 and 46 cm. This fish is tricolore with a predominantly jaune, bleu and noir body. The also has vertical stripes.

Behaviour & Life cycle

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

This species is known to emit sounds easily audible by humans.

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

Reproduction

  • Reproduction
    ovipare

The sixbar 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
    3 - 60 m

Biotope presentation

The sixbar angelfish is most often found at a depth between 3m and 60m. However, it is not impossible to find this species at other depths.

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