Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Acanthuriformes
(Surgeonfishes) > Pomacanthidae
Etymology: Chaetodontoplus: Greek, chaite = hair + Greek, odous = teeth + Greek, plous, ous, oo = crossing (Ref. 45335). More on authors: Temminck & Schlegel.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; non-migratory; depth range 5 - 15 m (Ref. 9710), usually - m (Ref. ). Tropical; 0°C -
Western Pacific: Malay Peninsula, northward to southern Japan.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 22.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9710)
Inhabits coastal rocky and coral reefs (Ref. 9710). Solitary species. Feeds on sponges and tunicates. Rarely exported through the aquarium trade (Ref. 48391).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Allen, G.R., 1985. Butterfly and angelfishes of the world. Vol. 2. 3rd edit. in English. Mergus Publishers, Melle, Germany. (Ref. 4858)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 21.2 - 29.2, mean 28.7 °C (based on 1524 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.03311 (0.01551 - 0.07068), 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
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate vulnerability (35 of 100) .
Nutrients (Ref. 124155
): Calcium = 52.9 [31.6, 82.8] mg/100g ; Iron = 0.595 [0.388, 0.946] mg/100g ; Protein = 18.6 [17.4, 19.7] % ; Omega3 = 0.124 [0.078, 0.188] g/100g ; Selenium = 26.2 [14.5, 48.1] μg/100g ; VitaminA = 72.1 [21.1, 234.3] μg/100g ; Zinc = 1.36 [0.91, 2.02] mg/100g (wet weight);