Centropyge ferrugata

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Common Name
Rusty Angel
Binomial Name
Centropyge ferrugata
Centropyge ferrugata 1.jpg
Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Pomacanthidae
Genus: Centropyge
Species: ferrugata


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Common Names

  • Rusty Angel



Characteristics

Description

Many small, irregularly shaped dark spots on the sides ontop of a grey and/or rusty orange main body color, caudal fin tuncated. Males have blue and black horizontal stripes on their soft dorsal and anal fins with blue lines sometimes visable on the operculum, females have niether. [1]

Similar Species

Any species that look similar to this one, that may be mixed up.

Maximum Size

About 9 to 10 cm [2].

Associated Organisms

Anything that lives in sybiosis, parasitic or opportunistically with it.

Behaviour

Lives solitary.



Captive Care

Tank Size

The size of tank suitable for it, including reasoning behind this judgement.

Water Flow

Type and amount of water flow suitable for it.

Lighting

How much lighting is required for it.

Feeding

What it requires in terms of feeding, type of foods and frequency.

Growth Rate

How quickly it will grow under various conditions.

Diseases

Things that adversely effect it, such as bacterial infections, parasites etc.

Other

Addition things / items that are important for care in captivity.



Gallery



Compatability

Fish

Does it have any fish that it should not be housed with?

Coral

Does it have coral that it is not compatable with?

Invertebrate

Is it compatable with other invertebrates such as molluscs, crustaceans and echinoderms?



Reproduction

Males have blue and black horizontal stripes on their soft dorsal and anal fins with blue lines sometimes visable on the operculum, females have niether. [1]



Local Ecology

Distribution

Tanabe Bay in southern Japan to southwestern tip of Taiwan[2].

Habitat

Depths of 10 to 30 metres[2].



Additional Information

Some additional notes on it that don't fit in the above sections.



Resources



References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Thresher, R.E., Reproduction in reef fishes, T.F.H. Publications, Inc: Neptune City, 1984.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 (Allen 1981): Allen, G.R., Butterfly and angelfishes of the world: volume 1 australia : a complete survey of the species of Australia and New Guinea, Mergus: Sydney, 1981.