Pristiapogon fraenatus

Scientific name Pristiapogon fraenatus
Descriptor Valenciennes
Year of description 1832
IUCN category LC
Family Apogonidae
Genus Pristiapogon
Pristiapogon fraenatus Pristiapogon fraenatus


Pristiapogon fraenatus is a salt water fish.

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Who is it?


  • Average size
    10 cm
  • Maximum size
    11 cm
  • Shape
  • Pattern
    rayure horizontale
  • Average size
    10 cm
  • Maximum size
    11 cm
  • Shape
  • Pattern
    rayure horizontale

How to recognize Pristiapogon fraenatus ?

Pristiapogon fraenatus measures between 10 and 11 cm. This fish is bicolore with a predominantly noir and rose body. The also has noir rayure horizontale.

Behaviour & Life cycle

  • diet
  • Sociability
    living in small groups
  • territorial
  • Way of living

Pristiapogon fraenatus is a fish living in small groups naturally found near the bottom. The members of each group are organized around a well established hierarchy. This species is carnivorous .

This species is territorial and does not appreciate the presence of intruders nearby, especially animals with similar behavior. It can also be virulent toward conspecifics. However, Pristiapogon fraenatus has little concern for non-territorial animals. In a constant quest for dominance, the dominant males of this species cannot stand each other. The battle between two individuals can be intense and violent. It will result in the submission and sometimes even death of one of the protagonists.


  • Reproduction
    ovipare incubateur buccal paternel

Pristiapogon fraenatus is a fish ovipare incubateur buccal paternel.

Harmless species

This species does not represent any particular threats to humans when encountered in its natural environment.

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Natural environment characteristics

  • Temperature
    25 - 29 °C
  • Depth
    3 - 50 m

Biotope presentation

Pristiapogon fraenatus is most often found at a depth between 3m and 50m. However, it is not impossible to find this species at other depths.

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