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Stegastes limbatus

Stegastes limbatusis commonly referred to as Ebony gregory. Difficulty in the aquarium: There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.


Profilbild Urheber François Libert, Frankreich

Foto: La Réunion, Westlicher Indischer Ozean

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lexID:
12859 
AphiaID:
218846 
Scientific:
Stegastes limbatus 
German:
Riffbarsch 
English:
Ebony Gregory 
Category:
Jomfrufisk 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Pomacentridae (Family) > Stegastes (Genus) > limbatus (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Cuvier, ), 1830 
Sea depth:
0 - 2 Meter 
Size:
bis zu 15cm 
Temperature:
20°C - 27°C 
Difficulty:
There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully 
Offspring:
Not available as offspring 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Not evaluated (NE) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
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Last edit:
2020-03-09 14:34:06 

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The herbivorous damselfish Stegastes limbatus only occurs in some places in the Western Indian Ocean, such as the islands of La Réunion, Mauritius, Madagascar and in the Strait of Mozambique.
Although the island of Mayotte is "only" about 685 kilometres away from Madagascar, there are no evidence of Stegastes limbatus to the Comoros and the Glorioso Islands.
This robust territorial damselfish is found in its adult life stage mainly in the surf zones of coastal rocky areas where sufficient seaweeds and aquatic plants grow..

The body colour of Stegastes limbatus is blue-black with black scale outlines. The scales on the neck and side of the head are often blue, the lips are whitish.
There is a small black spot near the lateral line origin.
A wide white bar is sometimes present in the middle of the sides (possibly in connection with courtship behaviour = wedding dress).

Aquaristic husbandry data are not available.

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