Yelloweye Bristletooth, Ctenochaetus cyanocheilus Randall & Clements 2001


Other Names: Bluelip Bristletooth, Bluelipped Bristletooth, Bristle-toothed Surgeonfish, Bristle-toothed Surgeon-fish, Goldring Bristletooth, Indo-Pacific Yellow Tang, Short-tail Bristle-tooth, Yellow-eye Surgeonfish

A Yelloweye Bristletooth, Ctenochaetus cyanocheilos, at Kadavu, Fiji. Source: Paddy Ryan / www.ryanphotographic.com/. License: All rights reserved

Summary:
An orangy to brown bristletooth with a bluish-grey chest and bluish-grey lines along the scale rows, very small yellow spots on the front of the body and head, a narrow yellow ring around the eye and blue lips. Juveniles are pale brown to yellowish.

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Yelloweye Bristletooth, Ctenochaetus cyanocheilus Randall & Clements 2001

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Distribution

Ningaloo Reef to the Dampier Archipelago, Rowley Shoals and Scott Reef, Western Australia, Ashmore Reef, Timor Sea, and the northern Great Barrier Reef to at least the Capricorn Group, Queensland; also reefs in the Coral Sea and Cocos (Keeling) Islands in the eastern Indian Ocean. Elsewhere the species occurs in the tropical, west-central Pacific.
Inhabits lagoons and outer reef slopes usually in areas with rich coral growth.

Features

Dorsal fin VIII, 25-28; Anal fin III, 22-26; Pectoral fin 16-17.

Feeding

Herbivore - grazes on algae.

Etymology

The specific name cyanaocheilus is from Latin and refers to the blue lips of this species.

Species Citation

Ctenochaetus cyanocheilus Randall & Clements 2001, Indo-Pacific Fish. 32: 9, pls 1b, 4c-f. Type locality: lagoon between Eniwetok and Parry Island, Eniwetok Atoll, Marshall Islands. 

Author

Dianne J. Bray

Resources

Australian Faunal Directory

Yelloweye Bristletooth, Ctenochaetus cyanocheilus Randall & Clements 2001

References


Allen, G.R. 1993. Fishes of Ashmore Reef and Cartier Island. Records of the Western Australian Museum, Supplement 44: 67-91.

Allen, G.R. & Erdmann, M.V. 2012. Reef fishes of the East Indies. Perth : Tropical Reef Research 3 vols, 1260 pp. 

Allen, G.R. & Russell, B.C. 1986. Part VII Fishes. pp. 79-103 in Berry, P.F. (ed.) Faunal Surveys of the Rowley Shoals, Scott Reef and Seringapatam Reef, northwestern Australia. Records of the Western Australian Museum, Supplement 25: 1-106.

Allen, G.R. & Smith-Vaniz, W.F. 1994. Fishes of Cocos (Keeling) Islands. Atoll Research Bulletin 412: 1-21.

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.

Choat, J.H., Clements, K.D. & Robbins, W.D. 2002. The trophic status of herbivorous fishes on coral reefs. 1. Dietary analyses. Marine Biology 140: 613-623.

Clements, K.D., Choat, J.H., Abesamis, R., McIlwain, J., Myers, R., Nanola, C., Rocha, L.A., Russell, B. & Stockwell, B. 2012. Ctenochaetus cyanocheilus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2012: e.T177958A1502745. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2012.RLTS.T177958A1502745.en. Downloaded on 13 August 2016.

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Hutchins, J.B. 2001. Biodiversity of shallow reef fish assemblages in Western Australia using a rapid censusing technique. Records of the Western Australian Museum 20: 247-270.

Hutchins, J.B., Williams, D.McB., Newman, S.J., Cappo, M. & Speare, P. 1995. New records of fishes for the Rowley Shoals and Scott/Seringapatam Reefs, off north-western Australia. Records of the Western Australian Museum 17: 119-123.

Kuiter, R.H. & Debelius, H. 2001. Surgeonfishes, Rabbitfishes and Their Relatives. A comprehensive guide to Acanthuroidei. Chorleywood, U.K. : TMC Publishing 208 pp. 

Oxley, W.G., Ayling, A.M., Cheal, A.J. & Thompson, A.A. 2003. Marine surveys undertaken in the Coringa-Herald National Nature Reserve, March-April 2003. Townsville : Australian Institute of Marine Science 59 pp. 

Oxley, W.G., Emslie, M., Muir, P. & Thompson, A.A. 2004. Marine surveys undertaken in the Lihou Reef National Nature Reserve, March 2004. Townsville : Australian Institute of Marine Science i-vii, 1-67 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. 

Randall, J.E. & Clements, K.D. 2001. Second revision of the surgeonfish genus Ctenochaetus (Perciformes: Acanthuridae), with descriptions of two new species. Indo-Pacific Fishes 32: 1-33.

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 

Russell, B.C., Larson, H.K., Hutchins, J.B. & Allen, G.R. 2005. Reef fishes of the Sahul Shelf. The Beagle, Records of the Museums and Art Galleries of the Northern Territory Supplement 1 2005: 83-105.

Quick Facts


CAAB Code:37437023

Conservation:IUCN Least Concern

Depth:1-46 m

Habitat:Reef associated

Max Size:18 cm TL

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