Ovalspot Butterflyfish, Chaetodon speculum Cuvier 1831


Other Names: Blackspot Butterflyfish, Mirror Butterflyfish, Oval-spot Butterflyfish, Oval-spot Coralfish

An Ovalspot Butterflyfish, Chaetodon speculum, at Noddys Rock, Admiralty Group, Lord Howe Island in the Tasman Sea, December 2008. Source: Erik Schlogl / iNaturalist.org. License: CC by Attribution-NonCommercial

Summary:
A bright yellow butterflyfish with a large oval black spot on the back and a black bar through the eye.
Video of an Ovalspot Butterflyfish at a South Korean Island.
An Ovalspot Butterflyfish in a aquarium

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Dianne J. Bray, Chaetodon speculum in Fishes of Australia, accessed 10 Jul 2020, http://136.154.202.208/home/species/2400

Ovalspot Butterflyfish, Chaetodon speculum Cuvier 1831

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Distribution

Widespread in northern Australia, from the Houtman Abrolhos to the Dampier Archipelago, and the Kimberley Region, WA, also the offshore reefs of Rowley Shoals and Scott Reef, WA, Ashmore Reef, Timor Sea, and reefs in the Coral Sea and the northern Great Barrier Reef to Moreton Bay, QLD; also Middleton and Elizabeth Reefs and Lord Howe Island, in the Tasman Sea. The species occurs elsewhere in the tropical, east-Indo-west Pacific.
Inhabits coral-rich areas in lagoons and on outer reefs.

Species Citation

Chaetodon speculum Cuvier 1831, Histoire Naturelle des Poissons 7: 73. Type locality: Jakarta (as Batavia), Indonesia. 

Author

Dianne J. Bray

Ovalspot Butterflyfish, Chaetodon speculum Cuvier 1831

References


Allen, G.R. 1980. Butterfly and Angelfishes of the World. New York : John Wiley & Sons Vol. 2 pp. 149-352 figs 214-510.

Allen, G.R. 1997. Marine Fishes of Tropical Australia and South-east Asia. Perth : Western Australian Museum 292 pp. 106 pls.

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

Allen, G.R., Hoese, D.F., Paxton, J.R., Randall, J.E., Russell, B.C., Starck, W.A., Talbot, F.H. & Whitley, G.P. 1976. Annotated checklist of the fishes of Lord Howe Island. Records of the Australian Museum 30(15): 365-454 figs 1-2

Allen, G.R., Steene, R.C. & Orchard, M. 2007. Fishes of Christmas Island. Christmas Island : Christmas Island Natural History Association 2 edn, 284 pp.

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.

Burgess, W.E. 1978. Butterflyfishes of the World. New Jersey : T.F.H. Publications Inc. 832 pp. figs.

Cuvier, G.L. in Cuvier, G.L. & Valenciennes, A. 1831. Histoire Naturelle des Poissons. Paris : Levrault Vol. 7 531 pp. pls 170-208.

Francis, M. 1993. Checklist of the coastal fishes of Lord Howe, Norfolk, and Kermadec Islands, southwest Pacific Ocean. Pacific Science 47(2): 136-170 figs 1-2

Gill, A.C. & Reader, S.E. 1992. Fishes. pp. 90-93, 193-228 in Hutchings, P. (ed.). Reef Biology. A Survey of Elizabeth and Middleton Reefs, South Pacific. Canberra : Australian National Parks Vol. 3, Kowari 230 pp.

Grant, E.M. 1975. Guide to Fishes. Brisbane : Queensland Government, Co-ordinator General’s Department 640 pp.

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. 1992. Tropical Reef-Fishes of the Western Pacific, Indonesia and Adjacent Waters. Jakarta : PT Gramedia Pustaka Utama 314 pp. pls.

Kuiter, R.H. 1996. Guide to Sea Fishes of Australia. A comprehensive reference for divers and fishermen. Sydney, NSW, Australia : New Holland Publishers xvii, 434 pp.

Oxley, W.G., Ayling, A.M., Cheal, A.J. & Osborne, K. 2004. Marine surveys undertaken in the Elizabeth and Middleton Reefs Marine National Nature Reserve, December 2003. Townsville : Australian Institute of Marine Sciences 64 pp.

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.

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:37365056

Conservation:IUCN Least Concern

Depth:8-30 m

Fishing:Aquarium fish

Habitat:Reef associated

Max Size:18 cm TL

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