Pristicon trimaculatus

Scientific name Pristicon trimaculatus
Descriptor Cuvier
Year of description 1828
IUCN category LC
Family Apogonidae
Genus Pristicon
Pristicon trimaculatus Pristicon trimaculatus


Pristicon trimaculatus is a salt water fish.

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Who is it?


  • Average size
    12.8 cm
  • Maximum size
    14.2 cm
  • Pattern
    rayure verticale
  • Average size
    12.8 cm
  • Maximum size
    14.2 cm
  • Pattern
    rayure verticale

How to recognize Pristicon trimaculatus ?

Pristicon trimaculatus measures between 12.8 and 14.2 cm. This fish is tricolore with a predominantly noir, rose and gris body. The also has noir rayure verticale.

Behaviour & Life cycle

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

Pristicon trimaculatus is a fish living in small groups naturally found near the bottom. This species is carnivorous . This fish lives mainly at night. Usually, it leaves its hiding place and starts to be active once it gets dark.

Although Pristicon trimaculatus is non-territorial, it is sometimes aggressive towards other species.


  • Reproduction
    ovipare incubateur buccal paternel

Pristicon trimaculatus 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.

Where to find it?

What is its habitat?

Natural environment characteristics

  • Temperature
    26 - 29 °C
  • Depth
    1 - 35 m

Biotope presentation

Pristicon trimaculatus is most often found at a depth between 1m and 35m. However, it is not impossible to find this species at other depths.

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