black-bar chromis

Scientific name Pycnochromis retrofasciatus
Descriptor Weber
Year of description 1913
IUCN category LC
Family Pomacentridae
Genus Pycnochromis
Pycnochromis retrofasciatus Pycnochromis retrofasciatus

Introduction

Pycnochromis retrofasciatus, commonly known as black-bar chromis, is a salt water fish.

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Who is it?

Morphology

  • Average size
    5 cm
  • Maximum size
    6 cm
  • Mimicry
    coral
  • Pattern
    rayure verticale
  • Average size
    5 cm
  • Maximum size
    6 cm
  • Mimicry
    coral
  • Pattern
    rayure verticale

How to recognize the black-bar chromis ?

The black-bar chromis measures between 5 and 6 cm. This fish is bicolore with a predominantly noir and beige body. The also has noir rayure verticale.

Behaviour & Life cycle

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

The black-bar chromis is a fish living in a group or alone naturally found near the bottom. This species is omnivorous with carnivorous tendency .

The black-bar chromis 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 sur substrat découvert

The black-bar chromis is a fish ovipare qui pond sur substrat découvert.

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
    25 - 29 °C
  • Depth
    12 - 120 m

Biotope presentation

The black-bar chromis is most often found at a depth between 12m and 120m. However, it is not impossible to find this species at other depths.

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