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Kyphosus cinerascens


Kyphosus cinerascens 
Blauer Ruderfisch, Hochflossen-Ruderfisch 
Ashen Drummer, Blue Chub, Blue Sea Chub, Highfin Chub, Highfin Chub, Highfin Rudderfish, High Fin Rudderfish, Long-finned Drummer, Rudderfish, Sea Chub, Snubnose Chub, Snubnose Drummer, Snubnose Rudderfish, Stone Bream, Topsail Chub, Topsail Chub, Topsail Drummer 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Kyphosidae (Family) > Kyphosus (Genus) > cinerascens (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Forsskål, ), 1775 
Norfolk Island, the Society Islands, Kiribati, Vietnam, Lord Howe Island, Maumere, Austral Islands, Niue, The Chagos Archipelago (the Chagos Islands), Tansania, Yemen, Kuwait, Marquesas Islands, Mozambique, Ogasawara Islands, Gulf of Oman / Oman, Somalia, the Cocos Islands / Keeling Islands, Wake Atoll, Northern Mariana Islands, Gambier Islands, Saudi Arabia, India, Quatar, Vereinigte Arabische Emirate, Réunion , Caroline Island, Raja Amat, Amerikansk Samoa, Andamanhavet, Australien, Bahrain, Bali, Banggai øer, Cook øerne, Egypten, Fiji, Filippinerne, Flores, Fransk Polynesien, Guam, Hawaii, Indiske ocean, Indonesien, Japan, Kina, Korea, Malaysia, Maldiverne, Marshall øerne, Mauritius , Mikronesien , Ny Kaledonien, Palau, Papua NeuGuinea , Queensland, Samoa, Seychellerne, Taiwan, Thailand, Timor, Togian, Tonga, Tuamotuøerne, Vestlige Stillehav, Østlige Stillehav 
Sea depth:
1 - 45 Meter 
bis zu 50cm 
22°C - 28°C 
Alger, Plankton 
~ 10000 Liter 
Only for advanced aquarists 
Not available as offspring 
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Least concern (LC)  
Related species at
Catalog of Life
Last edit:
2020-01-26 16:05:57 


Kyphosus cinerascens is (very) poisonous and the poison can kill you under circumstances!!!
If you want to keep Kyphosus cinerascens, inform yourself about the poison and its effects before buying. Keep a note with the telephone number of the poison emergency call and all necessary information about the animal next to your aquarium so that you can be helped quickly in an emergency.
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Kyphosus cinerascens is found throughout the Indian and Pacific Ocean. They differ from the other Kyphosus species by the shape of their dorsal and anal fin. They are fish with rather unspectacular appearance and color, and are therefore generally is paid little attention. They are really pretty fish which show little fear. On some you can see fine yellow lines or dots allong its rows of scales. The back is darker than the belly.

Kyphosus cinerascens can be encountered in almost all regions of the reef into the lagoons as well as in the free water in front of the reefs, often in large schools. Often, they are under jetties and graze algae from the poles. In the course of the day they usually swim in open water just below the surface, where they hunt for zooplankton. At night they stay mostly singly or in small groups near the bottom.

Kyphosus cinerascens reached an approximate size of 50 cm, is therefore not really suitable for an aquarium.

Order: Perciformes
Family: Kyphosidae
Genus: Kyphosus
Species: Kyphosus cinerascens




Husbandry know-how of owners

Heinz Mahler am 29.11.09#2
Vielen Dank Alexander für den Hinweis, da habe ich mich wohl im Bild vertan beim einspielen. Bild wurde gegen das "richtige" ausgetauscht. ;)
alexander_ktn am 28.11.09#1
Schaut für mich eher nach Siganus lineatus aus. Foto siehe
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