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Stegastes arcifrons Island major,Yellow-Tail Damselfish

Stegastes arcifronsis commonly referred to as Island major,Yellow-Tail Damselfish. Difficulty in the aquarium: Average. A aquarium size of at least 1500 Liter is recommended.


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lexID:
4819 
AphiaID:
276662 
Scientific:
Stegastes arcifrons 
German:
Riffbarsch 
English:
Island Major,Yellow-Tail Damselfish 
Category:
Damselfishes 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Pomacentridae (Family) > Stegastes (Genus) > arcifrons (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Heller & Snodgrass, ), 1903 
Occurrence:
Cocos Island (Costa Rica), Columbia, Costa Rica, Galapagos Islands 
Size:
up to 5.12" (13 cm) 
Temperature:
60.8 °F - 80.6 °F (16°C - 27°C) 
Food:
Algae, Aquatic plant, Invertebrates, Worms 
Tank:
329.97 gal (~ 1500L) 
Difficulty:
Average 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
More related species
in this lexicon:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2012-11-07 20:23:04 

Info

(Heller & Snodgrass, 1903)

Distribution
Eastern Pacific: Costa Rica and from Cocos, Malpelo and Galapagos islands.

Biology:
Adults inhabit coral and rocky reefs (Ref. 9334). Omnivorous.
Adults are territorial and aggressive, vigorously driving off other fishes and certain invertebrates from their feeding and reproductive territories.
They graze on algae and invertebrates including tubeworms, small crustaceans, and the tentacles of anemones.
Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding.
Eggs are demersal and adhere to the substrate. Males guard and aerate the eggs.

Synonymised taxa:
Eupomacentrus arcifrons (Heller & Snodgrass, 1903)
Pomacentrus arcifrons Heller & Snodgrass, 1903

Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Vertebrata (Subphylum) > Gnathostomata (Superclass) > Pisces (Superclass) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Pomacentridae (Family) > Stegastes (Genus) > Stegastes arcifrons (Species)

External links

  1. FishBase (multi). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  2. Homepage Prof. Dr. Peter Wirtz (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  3. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (multi). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  4. World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.

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