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Centropyge boylei  Pyle & Randall, 1992

Peppermint angelfish
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Pomacanthidae (Angelfishes)
Etymology: Centropyge: Greek, kentron = sting + Greek, pyge = tail (Ref. 45335);  boylei: Named in honor of Charles J. Boyle who first discovered the species..   More on author: Randall.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 53 - 120 m (Ref. 9710).   Tropical

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9710)

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Eastern Central Pacific: Rarotonga, Cook Islands.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found in ledges, caves, and rubble areas of steep seaward reefs (Ref. 9710, 48391). Never or rarely exported through the aquarium trade (Ref. 48391).

Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Lieske, E. and R. Myers, 1994. Collins Pocket Guide. Coral reef fishes. Indo-Pacific & Caribbean including the Red Sea. Haper Collins Publishers, 400 p.

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on empirical models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.02884 (0.01382 - 0.06018), b=2.92 (2.73 - 3.11), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-BS (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  2.8   ±0.3 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (12 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   High.