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Pomacentrus baenschi Baensch's damsel

Pomacentrus baenschiis commonly referred to as Baensch's damsel. Difficulty in the aquarium: There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.


Profilbild Urheber Dr. Rick Stuart-Smith, Reef Life Survey, Australien

Foto: Tansania. Ost-Afika


Courtesy of the author Dr. Rick Stuart-Smith, Reef Life Survey, Australien Please visit reeflifesurvey.com for more information.

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lexID:
13117 
AphiaID:
212973 
Scientific:
Pomacentrus baenschi 
German:
Baensch's Riffbarsch 
English:
Baensch's Damsel 
Category:
Damselfishes 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Pomacentridae (Family) > Pomacentrus (Genus) > baenschi (Species) 
Initial determination:
Allen, 1991 
Occurrence:
Comores, East Africa, Kenya, Madagascar, Mayotte, Mozambique, Somalia, Tansania, Western Indian Ocean 
Sea depth:
1 - 20 Meter 
Size:
up to 3.94" (10 cm) 
Temperature:
78.62 °F - 86.18 °F (25.9°C - 30.1°C) 
Food:
Algae, Invertebrates, Zooplankton 
Difficulty:
There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully 
Offspring:
Not available as offspring 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Not evaluated (NE) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
More related species
in this lexicon:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2020-06-23 12:15:47 

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Adult animals of Pomacentrus baenschi inhabit coastal and offshore coral reefs at depths divers can easily reach.

Examinations of the stomach contents of this species revealed the secret of their diet, which contained stomachs:
Zooplankton (22%), benthic algae (53%), sedentary invertebrates (19%) and vagrant invertebrates (4%).

Description:
The body of the damselfish is bluish in colour with an orange-yellow part that runs from the forehead to the end of the dorsal fin.
The body is covered with silver-blue spots and forms two lines on the dorsal fin.
The caudal fin is also orange-yellow.
A black spot is sometimes present behind the back under the dorsal fin.
The nose and eyes, whose iris is yellow, are interrupted by thin blue lines.
Some animals have black spots on the edge of the dorsal fin.

We do not have any experience of keeping reef perch at the moment.

External links

  1. FishBase (multi). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  2. Reef Life Survey (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  3. Trophic niches of thirteen damselfishes (Pomacentridae) at the Grand Récif of Toliara, Madagascar (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  4. World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.

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