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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 
Wake Atoll, the Cocos Islands / Keeling Islands, the Society Islands, Ogasawara Islands, Mozambique, Austral Islands, Marquesas Islands, Yemen, Kuwait, Tuamoto Islands, Niue, Caroline Island, Maumere, Lord Howe Island, Kiribati, Timor, Gambier Islands, Norfolk Island, Raja Amat, Vereinigte Arabische Emirate, Quatar, Northern Mariana Islands, The Chagos Archipelago (the Chagos Islands), Arabie-saudite, Australie, Bahreïn, Bali, Chine, Corée, Egypte, Fidji, Flores, Hawaii, île de Guam, île Maurice, Îles Banggai, îles de Cook, îles Marschall, Inde, Indonésie, Japon, La Réunion, Malaisie, Maldives, Mer d'Adaman, Micronésie, Nouvelle Calédonie, Océan Indien, Oman, Pacifique Est, Pacifique Ouest, Palau, Papouasie Nouvelle Guinée, Philippines, Polynésie Française, Queensland, Samoa, Samoa américaines, Seychelles, Somalie, Taiwan, Tansanie, Thaïlande, Togian, Tonga, Vietnam 
Sea depth:
1 - 45 Meter 
bis zu 50cm 
22°C - 28°C 
algues, plancton 
~ 10000 Liter 
Pour aquariophiles éprouvés 
Not available as offspring 
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Least concern (LC)  
Related species at
Catalog of Life
Last edit:
2018-03-26 22:47:02 


Kyphosus cinerascens est (très) toxique et peut vous tuer!!!! Si vous voulez avoir Kyphosus cinerascens informez vous bien sur le venin et son action sur le corps. Gardez une notice avec le numéro du Centre Antipoison et toutes les informations sur l'espèce à coté de votre aquarium pour qu'en cas d'urgence on puisse aider rapidement.Le numéro du Centre Antipoison est trouvable ici: Ceci s'affiche chez des espèces toxiques où très toxiques. Chaque humain réagit différemment sur des venins. Evaluez donc bien le risque pour vous !!ET!! votre entourage! Ne badinez pas avec Kyphosus cinerascens


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




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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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