Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Found over bottom that is primarily composed of variably sized rubble, with temperature 20-21°C (Ref. 77035).
  • Allen, G.R., F. Young and P.L. Colin 2006 Centropyge abei, a new species of deep-dwelling angelfish (Pomacanthidae) from Sulawesi, Indonesia. Aqua, J. Ichthyol. Aquat. Biol., 11(1):13-18. (Ref. 77035)
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Distribution

Range Description

This species is known from Sulawesi (Indonesia), Palau and a single specimen from southern Japan, with unconfirmed reports from American Samoa. It likely occurs in intervening areas, but has escaped attention due to its deep dwelling habits. It occurs at depths of 5-155 m, although it is known from less than 120 m by only one juvenile specimen at Miyazaki, Japan.
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Sulawesi, Indonesia.
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Western Pacific: Indonesia and Palau.
  • Allen, G.R., F. Young and P.L. Colin 2006 Centropyge abei, a new species of deep-dwelling angelfish (Pomacanthidae) from Sulawesi, Indonesia. Aqua, J. Ichthyol. Aquat. Biol., 11(1):13-18. (Ref. 77035)
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Physical Description

Morphology

Dorsal spines (total): 13; Dorsal soft rays (total): 17; Analspines: 3; Analsoft rays: 18; Vertebrae: 24
  • Allen, G.R., F. Young and P.L. Colin 2006 Centropyge abei, a new species of deep-dwelling angelfish (Pomacanthidae) from Sulawesi, Indonesia. Aqua, J. Ichthyol. Aquat. Biol., 11(1):13-18. (Ref. 77035)
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Size

Max. size

9.1 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 77035))
  • Allen, G.R., F. Young and P.L. Colin 2006 Centropyge abei, a new species of deep-dwelling angelfish (Pomacanthidae) from Sulawesi, Indonesia. Aqua, J. Ichthyol. Aquat. Biol., 11(1):13-18. (Ref. 77035)
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Diagnostic Description

This species is with the following set of characters: D XIII, 17; A III,18; pectoral rays 16; relatively large scales, 43-45 in lateral row from upper end of gill opening to base of caudal fin; 37 lateral line scales, terminating below end of dorsal fin and re-appearing on 7 scales of caudal peduncle; gill rakers on first arch 5 + 12; maximum body depth 1.6 in SL; 3 or 4 preopercular spines; length of primary preopercular spine 2.0 in head length; tricuspid teeth, about 50-60 in outer row in each jaw; exposed margins of preorbital, interopercle, preopercle,subopercle, supracleithrum, and posttemporal bones serrate; posterior margin of preorbital bone attached and hidden by skin and scales; color in life yellow with black upper third of back, dorsal fin, and upper part of head; a broad white bar immediately anterior to dorsal fin origin, extending to at least level of upper opercular margin; white caudal fin and peduncle (Ref. 77035).
  • Allen, G.R., F. Young and P.L. Colin 2006 Centropyge abei, a new species of deep-dwelling angelfish (Pomacanthidae) from Sulawesi, Indonesia. Aqua, J. Ichthyol. Aquat. Biol., 11(1):13-18. (Ref. 77035)
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
It occurs on deep, outer reef slopes and drop-offs, in small caves and among large rubble.

Systems
  • Marine
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Environment

demersal; marine; depth range 110 - 155 m (Ref. 90102)
  • Allen, G.R. and M.V. Erdmann 2012 Reef fishes of the East Indies. Perth, Australia: Universitiy of Hawai'i Press, Volumes I-III. Tropical Reef Research. (Ref. 90102)
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
LC
Least Concern

Red List Criteria

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2010

Assessor/s
Pyle, R. & Craig, M.T.

Reviewer/s
Elfes, C., Polidoro, B., Livingstone, S. & Carpenter, K.E.

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Justification
While this is a poorly known species, it appears to have a wide distribution and there are no known major threats, therefore it is listed as Least Concern.
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Population

Population
There is no information on the population of this species, although it appears to be relatively common in its habitat in Palau. It is presumed to be stable.

Population Trend
Stable
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Threats

Major Threats
There appear to be no major threats to this species. It appears to have a wide distribution and occurs at depths that are not easily accessible, without substantial habitat loss.
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Least Concern (LC)
  • IUCN 2006 2006 IUCN red list of threatened species. www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded July 2006.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions

There appear to be no species-specific conservation measures in place. It is not known whether this species occurs in any marine protected areas.

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Wikipedia

Abes Angelfish

Centropyge abei (Abe's angelfish) is a small marine angelfish of the genus Centropyge.

Distribution[edit]

Centropyge abei is found on deep reefs (between 100 and 155m) in the western Pacific ocean, amongst the islands of Indonesia and Palau.[1]

Description[edit]

Centropyge abei grows to around 9 cm in size and has a predominantly yellow body with only the upper third (including the dorsal fin) being black or brown in colour. There is a white band running behind the gill plates of this fish (the head itself is black in colour) the caudal fin is white.[1]

Habits[edit]

Centropyge abei is found mainly on the seabed (consisting of rubble) in temperatures ranging from 20-21 °C.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2014). "Centropyge abei" in FishBase. April 2014 version.
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