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Centropyge cocosensis  Shen, Chang, Delrieu-Trottin & Borsa, 2016

Cocos pygmy angelfish
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Pomacanthidae (Angelfishes)
Etymology: Centropyge: Greek, kentron = sting + Greek, pyge = tail (Ref. 45335);  cocosensis: Named for itts type locality, Cocos (Keeling) Islands.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated.   Tropical

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Eastern Indian Ocean: Cocos (Keeling) Islands and Christmas Island.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

This species is distinguished by the following characters: colour of live individual is lemonpeel yellow with blue margined gill operculum, spine and fins; conspicuous blue iris and faint blue eye ring surrounding the eye; colour in alcohol is uniformly yellowish with dark eye and dark posterior dorsal, anal and caudal fin margins; differs from C. flavissima (and 2 other species of this specis complex) by nucleotide quasisynapomorphies at the CO1 locus, these include G at both nucleotide sites 247 and 366 of the gene (Ref. 116591).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Shen, K.-N., C.-W. Chang, E. Delrieu-Trottin and P. Borsa, 2016. Lemonpeel (Centropyge flavissima) and yellow (C. heraldi) pygmy angelfishes each consist of two geographically isolated sibling species. Mar. Biodiv. DOI 10.1007/s12526-016-0509-y (Ref. 116591)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Aquatic Commons | BHL | Cloffa | Websites from users | Check FishWatcher | CISTI | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | DiscoverLife | ECOTOX | Faunafri | Fishtrace | GenBank(genome, nucleotide) | GloBI | GOBASE | | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | IGFA World Record | MitoFish | Otolith Atlas of Taiwan Fishes | PubMed | Reef Life Survey | Scirus | SeaLifeBase | Tree of Life | Wikipedia(Go, Search) | World Records Freshwater Fishing | Zoobank | Zoological Record

Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  2.8   ±0.3 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .