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Chaetodontoplus conspicillatus  (Waite, 1900)

Conspicuous angelfish
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Pomacanthidae (Angelfishes)
Etymology: Chaetodontoplus: Greek, chaite = hair + Greek, odous = teeth + Greek, plous, ous, oo = crossing (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; non-migratory; depth range 1 - 40 m (Ref. 9710).   Temperate

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Western Pacific: southern Great Barrier Reef (Australia) and New Caledonia, southward to Lord Howe Island.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 10.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9710)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 13; Dorsal soft rays (total): 18; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 18. Blue gray on upper half of body, brown to blackish on ventral half. Operculum and basal part of pectoral and caudal fins yellow; snout and outer part of the pectoral and caudal fins black; lips, pelvic fins whitish or light blue. Eye with blue ring; margin of preopercle and opercle blue.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Generally inhabits deep coral reef areas. Juveniles as shallow as 1 m on lagoon reefs (Ref. 9710). Feeds on sponges and tunicates. Forms pairs. Rarely exported through the aquarium trade (Ref. 48391).

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Randall, J.E., G.R. Allen and R.C. Steene, 1990. Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea. University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu, Hawaii. 506 p. (Ref. 2334)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Aquarium: commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 24.5 - 27.2, mean 26.1 (based on 68 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.03020 (0.01514 - 0.06024), b=2.89 (2.71 - 3.07), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  2.6   ±0.00 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (15 of 100) .