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Microspathodon chrysurus

Microspathodon chrysurusis commonly referred to as Yellowtail Damsel. Difficulty in the aquarium: 2 - Enkel. A aquarium size of at least 1000 Liter is recommended. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.


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lexID:
3607 
AphiaID:
281571 
Scientific:
Microspathodon chrysurus 
German:
Riffbarsch 
English:
Yellowtail Damsel 
Category:
Frökenfiskar 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Pomacentridae (Family) > Microspathodon (Genus) > chrysurus (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Cuvier, ), 1830 
Sea depth:
1 - 120 Meter 
Size:
15 cm - 21 cm 
Temperature:
22°C - 28°C 
Tank:
~ 1000 Liter 
Difficulty:
2 - Enkel 
Offspring:
Not available as offspring 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Least concern (LC)  
Related species at
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2017-12-09 09:32:30 

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(Cuvier, 1830)

The damselfishes in the Genus Microspathodon reach relatively large sizes of around 20 cm. M. chrysurus is no exception. In nature these animals feed mainly on algae and small crustaceans which they find in their territories on outer reef areas, close to the water surface.

Juveniles are mainly found between the branches of fire coral (Millepora sp.), whose polyps they sometimes consume. From there the brightly colored damselfish often offer cleaning services to larger fish.

With age the coloration turns into a dull brownish-grey and their tail becomes bright yellow. And also their behavior changes: they become more territorial.

In the US, where the species is kept more often, they are regarded as one of the most aggressive damselfish, which should only be kept in large systems and with other large fish.

The image above has been taken by user Goonie in Cuba and submitted to us for identification.

Synonyms:
Glyphidodon rudis Poey, 1860
Glyphisodon chrysurus Cuvier, 1830
Pomacentrus denegatus Poey, 1860
Pomacentrus niveatus Poey, 1876


External links

  1. FishBase (multi). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  2. Homepage Ole Johann Brett (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  3. WetWebMedia (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  4. Wikipedia (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  5. World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.

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