Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Pomacanthidae
Etymology: Centropyge: Greek, kentron = sting + Greek, pyge = tail (Ref. 45335).
This species is synonym of Centropyge fisheri (Snyder, 1904) according to Schindler & Schneidewind (2004: Ref. 53274). The species page will be removed.
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; reef-associated; non-migratory; depth range 10 - 60 m (Ref. 1602). Tropical; 32°N - 24°S
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 8.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9710)
soft rays: 17. A small species, growing to about 2 inches. Color is variable, ranging from brown with golden brown head with a black blotch just behind the head to dark brown or almost black. Caudal fin is white or yellowish. Anal fin with bluish white band on the edge. Juvenile black to bright blue with pale tail, looking like damselfishes (Ref. 48636).
Indo-Pacific: East Africa to the Tuamoto Islands, north to southern Japan, south to New South Wales, Australia. Replaced by Centropyge fisheri in the Hawaiian Islands (Ref. 37816).
Inhabits coral bottoms of channels and over reef slopes (Ref. 9710). Herbivorous (Ref. 33482). Occasionally exported through the aquarium trade (Ref. 48391). Often in small loose groups on inner reefs in low patches of brittle corals and coralline algae mix that is shared by damselfishes and small wrasses (Ref. 48636).
Pyle, R., 2001. Pomacanthidae: Angelfishes. p. 3266-3286. In K.E. Carpenter and V.H. Niem (eds.) FAO species identification guide for fishery purposes. The living marine resources of the Western Central Pacific. Volume 5. Bony fishes part 3 (Menidae to Pomacentridae). Rome, FAO.
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: of no interest; aquarium: commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on empirical models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.03071 (-0.12774 - 0.18916), b=2.88 (2.79 - 2.98), based on LWR estimates for this family-BS (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 2.8 ±0.33 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (13 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766