Scribbled Angelfish, Chaetodontoplus duboulayi (Günther 1867)


Other Names: Scribbled Angel-fish

A Scribbled Angelfish, Chaetodontoplus duboulayi, at Enderby Island, Dampier, Western Australia. Source: Graham Edgar / Reef Life Survey. License: CC by Attribution

Summary:
Identifying features: Body overall blue with darker wavy lines, a yellow snout, pectoral, pelvic and caudal fins, a yellow stripe running along the dorsal fin base and a broad yellow vertical bar behind the eye with a white gill cover. Males and females differ in coloration. Males have blue wavy lines along the side, while females have yellow or blue spots.

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Dianne J. Bray, Chaetodontoplus duboulayi in Fishes of Australia, accessed 16 Nov 2018, http://fishesofaustralia.net.au/home/species/646

Scribbled Angelfish, Chaetodontoplus duboulayi (Günther 1867)

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Distribution

Occurs in coastal waters of northern Australia from Shark Bay, Western Australia, to Moreton Bay, Queensland, and southward to Lord Howe Island in the Tasman Sea. Found elsewhere at the Aru Islands (Indonesia) and southern Papua New Guinea.
Found on coastal reefs at depths of 5-20 m.

Species Citation

Holacanthus duboulayi Günther 1867, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist 3 20(8): 67. Type locality: north-western coast of Australia.

Author

Dianne J. Bray

Scribbled Angelfish, Chaetodontoplus duboulayi (Günther 1867)

References


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Allen, G.R., Steene, R. & Allen, M. 1998. A Guide to Angelfishes & Butterflyfishes. Cairns : Odyssey Publishing/Tropical Reef Research 250 pp. figs.

Allen, G.R. & Swainston, R. 1988. The Marine Fishes of North-Western Australia. A field guide for anglers and divers. Perth, WA : Western Australian Museum vi 201 pp., 70 pls.

Günther, A. 1867. Additions to the knowledge of Australian reptiles and fishes. Annals and Magazine of Natural History 3 20(8): 45-68.

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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)

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Lowe, G.R. & Russell, B.C. 1990. Additions and revisions to the checklist of fishes of the Capricorn-Bunker Group, Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority. Special Publication Series 19: 1-27.

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

Ogilby, J.D. 1915. Review of the Queensland Pomacanthinae. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 3: 99-116.

Pyle, R. 2001. Chaetodontidae, Pomacanthidae. pp. 3224-3286 in Carpenter, K.E. & Niem, V.H. (eds). The Living Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific. FAO Species Identification Guide for Fisheries Purposes. Rome : FAO Vol. 5 2791-3379 pp.

Randall, J.E., Allen, G.R. & Steene, R. 1990. Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea. Bathurst : Crawford House Press 507 pp. figs.

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.

Saville-Kent, W. 1889. Preliminary observations on a natural history collection made in connection with the surveying cruise of H.M.S. Myrmidon, at Port Darwin and Cambridge Gulf — Sept. to Nov., 1888. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland 6(5): 219-239 pl. 13

Steene, R.C. 1978. Butterfly and Angelfishes of the World. Australia. Sydney : A.H. & A.W. Reed Vol. 1 144 pp. 216 figs.

Quick Facts


CAAB Code:37365009

Conservation:IUCN Least Concern

Depth:5-20 m

Fishing:Aquarium fish

Habitat:Reef associated

Max Size:28 cm TL

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