Apolemichthys trimaculatus, Threespot angelfish : fisheries, aquarium

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Apolemichthys trimaculatus (Cuvier, 1831)

Threespot angelfish
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Actinopterygii (strålfeniga fiskar) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Pomacanthidae (Angelfishes)
Etymology: Apolemichthys: Greek, apolemos, -os,-on = quiet, peaceful + Greek, ichthys = fish (Ref. 45335).  More on author: Cuvier.

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ekologi

; marina revassocierade; ej vandrande; djupintervall 3 - 60 m (Ref. 47838).   Tropical; 32°N - 28°S, 34°E - 168°W (Ref. 47838)

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Indo-West Pacific: East Africa south to 28°S (Ref. 33390) and east to Samoa, north to southern Japan, south to Australia.

Size / Vikt / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 26.0 cm TL hane/ej könsbestämd; (Ref. 48636)

Short description Morfologi | Morfometri

Taggstrålar i ryggfenan (totalt): 14; Mjukstrålar i ryggfenan (totalt): 16-18; Taggstrålar i analfenan 3; Mjukstrålar i analfenan: 17 - 19.

Biologi     Ordlista (t.ex. epibenthic)

Inhabits lagoon and seaward reefs (Ref. 9710); found near coral (Ref. 5953). Feeds mainly on sponges and tunicates (Ref. 1602). Juveniles secretive and occur below 25 m (Ref. 37816). Adults in small but loose groups at moderate depths (Ref. 48636). Frequently exported through the aquarium trade (Ref. 48391).

Life cycle and mating behavior Könsmognad | Reproduktion | Lek | Ägg | Fecundity | Larver

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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. (Ref. 48391)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)

  Least Concern (LC) ; Date assessed: 08 October 2009

CITES (Ref. 118484)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





Human uses

Fiskeri: mindre kommeriell; Akvarium: Kommersiell
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Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 25 - 29, mean 28.1 (based on 892 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5020   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.03311 (0.01544 - 0.07100), b=2.88 (2.69 - 3.07), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trofisk nivå (Ref. 69278):  2.6   ±0.00 se; Based on food items.
Resiliens (Ref. 120179):  Mellan, lägsta populationsfördubblingstid 1,4-4,4 år (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Moderate vulnerability (37 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   High.