Lined Bristletooth, Ctenochaetus striatus (Quoy & Gaimard 1825)

Other Names: Fine-lined Bristletooth, Striated Surgeonfish, Striped Bristletooth, Striped Bristle-tooth

A Lined Bristletooth, Ctenochaetus striatus, at Peleliu, Koror Island, Palau. Source: Mark Rosenstein / iNaturalist. License: CC BY Attribution-Noncommercial-ShareAlike

A greenish-brown bristletooth with wavy blue lines, and small orange spots on the head.

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Dianne J. Bray, Ctenochaetus striatus in Fishes of Australia, accessed 11 Dec 2023,

Lined Bristletooth, Ctenochaetus striatus (Quoy & Gaimard 1825)


Tebbett, S.B., Goatley, C.H.R. & Bellwood, D.R. (2017) Clarifying functional roles: algal removal by the surgeonfishes Ctenochaetus striatus and Acanthurus nigrofuscus. Coral Reefs doi:10.1007/s00338-017-1571-z Abstract

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Habitat:Reef associated

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