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Genicanthus spinus  Randall, 1975

Pitcairn angelfish
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Classification / Names Nomi Comuni | Sinonimi | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterigi (pesci con pinne raggiate) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Pomacanthidae (Angelfishes)
Etymology: Genicanthus: Greek, geny, -yos = face, jaw + Greek, akantha = thorn (Ref. 45335).   More on author: Randall.

Ambiente / Clima / Range Ecologia

; marino associati a barriera corallina; non migratori; distribuzione batimetrica 40 - 100 m (Ref. 89972).   Subtropical, preferred ?

Distribuzione Stati | Aree FAO | Ecosystems | Presenze | Point map | Introduzioni | Faunafri

Eastern Pacific: Cook Islands to Ducie Atoll (Pitcairn).

Size / Peso / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 35.0 cm TL maschio/sesso non determinato; (Ref. 4858)

Biologia     Glossario (es. epibenthic)

Inhabits rock and coral reef at depths of 30 to at least 60 m. Occurs in aggregations that swim high above the bottom; harems of 2-5 individuals. Feeds mainly on zooplankton, although some benthic material is probably consumed (Ref. 4858). Almost never exported through the aquarium trade (Ref. 48391).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturità | Riproduzione | Deposizione | Uova | Fecundity | Larve

Main reference Upload your references | Bibliografia | Coordinatore | Collaboratori

Allen, G.R., 1985. Butterfly and angelfishes of the world. Vol. 2. 3rd edit. in English. Mergus Publishers, Melle, Germany. (Ref. 4858)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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