Centropyge shepardi CENSHE-090292-BAKDON-001
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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.)
Phylum Chordata Subphylum Vertebrata
Order Perciformes Superorder Teleostei
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
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