Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Acanthuriformes
(Surgeonfishes) > Pomacanthidae
Etymology: Centropyge: Greek, kentron = sting + Greek, pyge = tail (Ref. 45335); abei: Named for Dr. Yoshitaka Abe, Aquamarine Fukushima.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 110 - 155 m (Ref. 90102). Tropical
Western Pacific: Indonesia and Palau.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 9.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 77035)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 18;
Vertebrae: 24. 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).
Found over bottom that is primarily composed of variably sized rubble, with temperature 20-21°C (Ref. 77035).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
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)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
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Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 17.9 - 22.6, mean 18.8 °C (based on 7 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.03311 (0.01558 - 0.07036), b=2.88 (2.70 - 3.06), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 2.8 ±0.3 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (29 of 100) .