Centropyge loriculus CENLOR-032994-FORJOH-004

This entry was posted on Tuesday, March 29th, 1994 and is filed under Angelfishes, Spawning Reports.

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Breeder ID: CENLOR-032994-FORJOH-004

Date received: 3/29/94

Identification: Centropyge loriculus (Günther ?) 

Geographic origin: Indo-Pacific


Taxonomy: (after I.C.Z.N.)

Kingdom Animalia

Phylum Chordata Subphylum Vertebrata

Class Osteichthyes

Order Perciformes Superorder Teleostei

Family Pomacanthidae

Genus Centropyge

Species loriculus (Günther ?)


Duration male(yr): 0.2

Size male (mm): 37

Duration female 1 (yr): 0.2

Size female 1 (mm): 37

Duration female 2 (yr): 0.2

Size female 2 (mm): 37

Broodstock notes: Must be obtained small to get compatible individuals

Physical differences: None noted at this time

Adult diet: OCS Spirulina flake, twice weekly. Tank has ~130 lbs. of Indo-Pacific liverock.

Pre-spawning activity: not indicated

No spawning information provided

Spawning tank size (liter): 490

Sides of tank covered? Yes

Lighting & photoperiod: 2 250 watt MH 6500K (9.5 hours)

Filtration: Protein skimmer, chiller, 3 powerheads on timers

Additives and dosages: Combisan®, 25 drops / 190 liters / week. 10 ml Reef Calcium® twice / week

Water temperature (F): 76

Specific gravity: 1.023

pH: 8.4

Nitrate: none detected


No other information provided

Word origin: Centr, -I, -o (Greek). The center; a point, spur. pygm, (Greek) dwarf. The common name “Pygmy” or Dwarf” angel is apparent from the word root pygm. Centro may be in reference to the spine (spur) at the angle (The center) of the preopercle. The genus loriculus appears to be a combination of lori, (Malayan), a parrot, and -cul, =a, =um, =us (Latin), little. The Lori is a brilliant red parrot and again a word root (-culus) indicates something small.

The common name is “Flame Angel” which is attributed to the brilliant red color.

About this report: Information contained in this report is taken from submitted observations. Taxonomy, Synonomy, Original description , Word origin and Suggested reading are provided by member(s) of The Breeder’s Registry staff. Information is presented under the belief that it is accurate. If you have information in addition to, or contrary to that presented you are encouraged to contact the Breeder’s Registry. Permission is granted for “one-time” personal use. Reproduction as distributed or accessible media is prohibited without prior written permission. All rights reserved. 1994

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