Conspicuous Angelfish, Chaetodontoplus conspicillatus (Waite 1900)


Other Names: Conspic Angelfish, Spectacled Angelfish, Spectacled Angel-fish

A Conspicuous Angelfish, Chaetodontoplus conspicillatus, at Boulder City, northwest Lord Howe Island, December 2008. Source: Erik Schlogl / iNaturalist.org. License: CC By Attribution-NonCommercial

Summary:
A bluish-grey angelfish becoming brownish to blackish below, with most of the head and bases of the pectoral and caudal fins yellow, a black snout, whitish or pale blue lips, the outer half of pectoral and caudal fins black, and a blue rim around the eye and gill cover. Small juveniles have a broad white band behind the head.

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Bray, D.J. 2018, Chaetodontoplus conspicillatus in Fishes of Australia, accessed 19 Nov 2018, http://fishesofaustralia.net.au/home/species/645

Conspicuous Angelfish, Chaetodontoplus conspicillatus (Waite 1900)

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Distribution

Occurs from the southern Great Barrier Reef and southern Coral Sea, Queensland, to central New South Wales; also Lord Howe Island and Norfolk Island in the Tasman Sea. Elsewhere the species occurs in New Caledonia. Adults inhabit outer rocky and coral reefs, usually at depths below 20 m. Juveniles often occur in shallower protected lagoons, harbours and bays, especially in areas with rich soft coral growth.

Feeding

Feeds on sponges and tunicates.

Biology

Forms monogamous pairs.

Fisheries

Occasionally collected for sale in the aquarium industry.

Species Citation

Holacanthus conspicillatus Waite 1900, Rec. Aust. Mus. 3(7): 203. Type locality: Lord Howe Island.

Author

Bray, D.J. 2018

Resources

Australian Faunal Directory

Conspicuous Angelfish, Chaetodontoplus conspicillatus (Waite 1900)

References


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Allen, G.R., Steene, R. & Allen, M. 1998. A guide to angelfishes and butterflyfishes. Odyssey Publishing, Tropical Reef Research.

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Francis, M.P. 1991. Additions to the fish faunas of Lord Howe, Norfolk and Kermadec Islands, Southwest Pacific Ocean. Pacific Science 45(2): 204-220.

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Johnson, J.W. 2010. Fishes of the Moreton Bay Marine Park and adjacent continental shelf waters, Queensland, Australia. pp. 299-353 in Davie, P.J.F. & Phillips, J.A. Proceedings of the Thirteenth International Marine Biological Workshop, The Marine Fauna and Flora of Moreton Bay. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 54(3)

Kuiter, R.H. 1993. Coastal fishes of south-eastern Australia. Crawford House Press Pty Ltd., Australia.

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Marshall, T.C. 1964. Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coastal Waters of Queensland. Sydney : Angus & Robertson 566 pp. 136 pls.

Pyle, R. 2001. Pomacanthidae: Angelfishes. In: K.E. Carpenter & V.H. Niem (eds), FAO species identification guide for fishery purposes. The living marine resources of the Western Central Pacific. Bony fishes part 3 (Menidae to Pomacentridae), pp. 3266-3286. FAO, Rome, Italy.

Pyle, R., Myers, R. & Rocha, L.A. 2010. Chaetodontoplus conspicillatus. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.1. . Downloaded on 19 September 2013.

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Randall, J.E., Allen, G.R. & Steene, R.C. 1990. Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea. University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Randall, J.E., Allen, G.R. & Steene, R. 1997. Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea. Bathurst : Crawford House Press 557 pp. figs. 

Russell, B.C. 1983. Annotated checklist of the coral reef fishes in the Capricorn-Bunker group, Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority. Special Publication Series 1: 1-184 figs 1-2

Steene, R.C. 1978. Butterfly and angelfishes of the world. A.H. & A.W. Reed Pty Ltd., Australia.

Waite, E.R. 1900. Additions to the fish-fauna of Lord Howe Island. Records of the Australian Museum 3(7): 193-209 figs 1-2 pls 34-36

Quick Facts


CAAB Code:37365064

Conservation:IUCN Least Concern

Depth:1-40 m

Fishing:Aquarium fish

Habitat:Reef associated

Max Size:25 cm

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