Centropyge shepardi CENSHE-090292-BAKDON-001

This entry was posted on Wednesday, September 2nd, 1992 and is filed under Angelfishes, Spawning Reports.

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Breeder ID: CENSHE-090292-BAKDON-001

Date received: 9/2/92

Identification: Centropyge shepardi

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 shepardi

Broodstock notes: Species were wild caught from local waters (Guam). Collected 1 male and 4 females from depth of 40 feet in vicinity of Cocos Barrier Reef. Specimens not from same harem.

Physical differences: Male larger with more bertical bar markings and blue trimming on anal and back area of dorsal fin. Females smaller and less colorful.

Adult diet: Grazing on liverock, live and frozen adult Artemia, Tetra® flake food.

Pre-spawning activity: Females harrassed by male; pushing, chasing, followed by horizontal “soaring”. Egg and sperm “puufs” released while fish are in horizontal positions.

Time spawning began: Early evening

Area spawning occurred: open water (tank shallow 15 cm)

Frequency of spawning: Nightly

Egg description: eggs were not collected

Approximate quantity: unknown

Size: not indicated

Transfer / removal method: no attempt was made to hatch or rear

Spawning tank size (liter): 240

Sides of tank covered? Yes, mirrored

Lighting & photoperiod: 4 40 watt GroLux® 14 hours with 2 hour dimmer

Filtration: Live rock, Eheim® cannister filter with GAC. Natural seawater

Additives and dosages: none

Water temperature (F):

Specific gravity: 1.020



Comments: mirrored sides was to reduce aggression (male defended territory against reflections. Facility was destroyed by Typhoon. 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 shepardi is named in honor of Shepard.

The common name is Shepards Angel

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. 1992

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