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  • Paddelbarsch im Zoo Zürich

    Humpback grouper

    Cromileptes altivelis

    Closest relatives Perch family, Serranidae
    Habitat sandy lagoons and reefs, mostly near hiding places at depths of 2 - 40 meters.
    Behaviour Like all Serranidae, humpback groupers undergo a sex-change in the course of their life. They start off as females, later changing to become males. Males are always bigger.
    Diet small fish and crabs
    Body length up to 70 cm
    Use In Singapore, Indonesia and the Philippines, perch are cultivated as food fish.
    Current status diminishing

    geographic range

    Verbreitungskarte Paddelbarsch
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    Conservation status

    IUCN RedList