Poisson ange à demi-lune - Aquarium La Rochelle

Asfur Angelfish

Pomacanthus asfur
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Conservation status :

Least concern

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  • Group
    Actinopterygii
    Vertebrates
  • Size
    25 centimetres
  • Distribution area

    This species lives in the Red Sea, the Gulf of Aden and along the East African coast down to Southern Zanzibar.

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The asfur angelfish prefers sheltered reefs rich in soft coral, between 3 and 20 m deep.

It primarily feeds on sponges and sea squirts.

 

Rather solitary by nature, this species monitors well-defined territories within the reefs.

 

It is very active, and its brisk swimming style includes many sudden changes in direction.

« Like most angelfish, this species can be particularly aggressive toward members of its own species.
Consequently, to prevent its young from having to fight to feed or defend their territory, the female scatters her eggs in different places. »

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