Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Acanthuriformes
(Surgeonfishes) > Pomacanthidae
Etymology: Chaetodontoplus: Greek, chaite = hair + Greek, odous = teeth + Greek, plous, ous, oo = crossing (Ref. 45335).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; non-migratory. Subtropical
Indo-West Pacific: northwest Australia to Taiwan.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 35.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 3132)
Body black; forehead, chest, pelvic fins, and caudal fins yellow; side of the head blue with numerous yellow spots; posterior part of dorsal and anal fins with whitish blue margin; caudal fin with narrow submarginal black band along its posterior edge; pectoral fins black with yellowish distally.
Inhabits soft or rubble bottoms and open flat bottom areas with rock, coral, sponge, and seawhip outcrops.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Allen, G.R. and R. Swainston, 1988. The marine fishes of north-western Australia: a field guide for anglers and divers. Western Australian Museum, Perth. 201 p. (Ref. 3132)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 24.6 - 29.2, mean 28.1 °C (based on 834 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.03311 (0.01558 - 0.07036), b=2.88 (2.70 - 3.06), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 2.7 ±0.00 se; based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate to high vulnerability (50 of 100) .
Nutrients (Ref. 124155
): Calcium = 25.1 [13.7, 47.1] mg/100g ; Iron = 0.74 [0.42, 1.28] mg/100g ; Protein = 19.3 [18.1, 20.4] % ; Omega3 = 0.171 [0.099, 0.287] g/100g ; Selenium = 13.5 [6.5, 28.5] μg/100g ; VitaminA = 41.1 [9.8, 158.0] μg/100g ; Zinc = 0.935 [0.579, 1.517] mg/100g (wet weight);