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Cromileptes altivelis Humpback grouper

Cromileptes altivelisis commonly referred to as Humpback grouper. Difficulty in the aquarium: suitable for large display tanks (public aquarium or zoo) only. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.

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Cromileptes altivelis 
Humpback Grouper 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Serranidae (Family) > Cromileptes (Genus) > altivelis (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Valenciennes, ), 1828 
Hong Kong, Australia, Bali, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, China, Fiji, Guam, Hawaii, India, Indian Ocean, Indo Pacific, Indonesia, Japan, Java, Komodo (Komodo Island), Malaysia, Maumere, Micronesia, Myanmar, New Caledonia, New South Wales (Australia), Northern Mariana Islands, Northern Territory (Australia), Ogasawara Islands, Palau, Papua, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Queensland (Australia), Raja Amat, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Spratly Islands, Sri Lanka, Sumatra, Taiwan, Thailand, the Andaman Sea, The Bangai Archipelago, The Ryukyu Islands, Timor, Timor Sea, Togean Islands, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Western Australia 
Sea depth:
2 - 40 Meter 
19.69" - 27.56" (50cm - 70cm) 
75.2 °F - 80.6 °F (24°C - 27°C) 
Fish (little fishes), Mysis, Schrimps, Shrimps 
suitable for large display tanks (public aquarium or zoo) only 
Possible to breed 
Toxic hazard unknown 
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Data deficient (DD) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
Last edit:
2019-10-06 11:32:36 

Captive breeding / propagation

The offspring of Cromileptes altivelis are possible. Unfortunately, the number of offspring is not large enough to cover the demand of the trade. If you are interested in Cromileptes altivelis, please ask your dealer for offspring. If you already own Cromileptes altivelis, try breeding yourself. This will help to improve the availability of offspring in the trade and to conserve natural stocks.


(Valenciennes, 1828)

When you buy a cephalopholid take care to get a fish that is willing to accept food. These fish are weakened by the transport and thus acclimatize slowly.
The decoration should be structured in a way that the fishes are able to find a lot of caves/cover.
It may happen that a fish will accept a large coral (e.G. Sacrophyton) as shelter.
The fish usually won't grow to its normal size in aquariums. They tend to remain 1 - 3" smaller. Until that point is reached they will grow rapidly.
Due to its size it needs large tanks with more than 500 gallons.
To all intends and purposes it may eat smaller fish.

Chromileptes altivelis (Valenciennes, 1828)
Cromileptis altivales (Valenciennes, 1828)
Cromileptis altiveles (Valenciennes, 1828)
Cromileptis altivelis (Valenciennes, 1828)
Epinephelus altivelis (Valenciennes, 1828)
Serranus altivelis Valenciennes, 1828

Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Vertebrata (Subphylum) > Gnathostomata (Superclass) > Pisces (Superclass) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Percoidei (Suborder) > Serranidae (Family) > Epinephelinae (Subfamily) > Cromileptes (Genus) > Cromileptes altivelis (Species)

External links

  1. FishBase (multi). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  2. Homepage Dr. Paddy Ryan (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  3. Reefvid (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  4. WoRMS (en). Abgerufen am 25.11.2021.



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am 04.11.07#1
Ich habe einen seit ca. 5 Monaten in meinem Becken. Ein sehr schöner aktiver Fisch. Man kann ihm seine Stimmungen an der Färbung ansehen. Fische die kleiner sind und eine längliche Form haben, werden als Beute angesehen. Zwei Aalgrundeln endeten leider als Futter. Mit Doktoren und auch mit einer Muräne ist die Vergesellschaftung problemlos, ein Mirakelbarsch mußte aus dem Becken weichen, nachdem er fast verspeist wurde.
Frisst wie ein Weltmeister Muscheln, Schrimps, Garnelen, Stinte usw. und scheint nie satt zu werden. Läßt sich aus der Hand füttern und streicheln. Aufgrund seiner extremen Schnelligkeit ist das Füttern mit Pinzette aber sicherer.

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