Chaetodontoplus duboulayi (Günther, 1867)
Scribbled angelfish
Chaetodontoplus duboulayi
photo by Allen, G.R.

Family:  Pomacanthidae (Angelfishes)
Max. size:  28 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; marine; depth range 5 - 20 m, non-migratory
Distribution:  Indo-West Pacific: northern Australia and parts of Indonesia, southward to Lord Howe Island.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 11-11; Dorsal soft rays (total): 22-22; Anal spines: 3-3; Anal soft rays: 21-21. Description: Body dark blue, snout yellow, vertical band behind head broad yellow with patch large white. Male body with scribbling, thin horizontal wavy lines neon blue, which the female lacks. Body depth 1.6-1.8 in SL. Scales longitudinal series 80-90 (Ref. 90102).
Biology:  Inhabits coastal and inner reef areas with rubble, soft bottoms, or open flat bottom areas with rock, coral, sponge, and seawhip outcrops. May be found in small groups (Ref. 9710). Feeds on sponges and tunicates. Forms pairs or small groups. Occasionally exported through the aquarium trade (Ref. 48391).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 09 October 2009 Ref. (126983)
Threat to humans:  harmless

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