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Stegastes xanthurus


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lexID:
9624 
AphiaID:
1021260 
Scientific:
Stegastes xanthurus 
German:
Riffbarsch 
English:
Cocoa Damselfish 
Category:
Demoiselles 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Pomacentridae (Family) > Stegastes (Genus) > xanthurus (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Poey, ), 1860 
Occurrence:
Guadeloupe, Saint Martin / Sint Maarten, Costa Rica, Venezuela, Puerto Rico, Guatemala, the Netherlands Antilles, Jamaica, Sint Eustatius and Saba, Barbados, Haiti, Anguilla, Antigua et Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas, Belize, Bermudes, Bolivie, Caraïbes, Colombie, Curaçao, Dominique, Floride, golfe du Mexique, Honduras, îles Caïmans, Îles Turques et Caïques, Îles Vierges britanniques, Kuba, La Grenade, Martinique, Montserrat, Nicaragua , Panama, Republique dominicaine, Sainte-Lucie, St. Kitts et Nevis, St. Vincent et les Grenadines, Trinité-et-Tobago, USA, Virgin Islands, U.S. 
Sea depth:
0 - 60 Meter 
Size:
bis zu 12cm 
Temperature:
24°C - 28°C 
Food:
Sea squirts, Sponges, Copepods, algues, Invertébrés, le zooplancton 
Difficulty:
There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully 
Offspring:
None 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
Red List:
Least concern (LC)  
Related species at
Catalog of Life
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2017-09-28 21:47:38 

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Stegastes xanthurus (Poey, 1860)

This moderately common species occurs over small patches of hard substrate at the interface between reefs and soft bottoms, but in deeper water than S. leucostictus.

Adults are diurnal (Medeiros et al. 2010), feeding mainly on benthic algae but also on sponges, ascidians and anemones while juveniles feed on invertebrates like harpacticoid copepods and nemerteans. It is often solitary. Juveniles are aggressively territorial (Cervigón 1993). This species is aggressive when breeding (Lieske and Myers 1994).

Stegastes xanthurus has been identified as a prey item of the invasive Lionfish (Pterois volitans), however, only juveniles are consumed and it is not likely that this will drive significant population declines on a global level.

Sorce: IUCV Red List

This species is incidentally caught in subsistence fisheries and is a minor component of the aquarium trade


Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Vertebrata (Subphylum) > Gnathostomata (Superclass) > Pisces (Superclass) > Actinopteri (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Labroidei (Suborder) > Pomacentridae (Family) > Stegastes (Genus) > Stegastes xanthurus (Species)

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