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Ctenochaetus striatus

Quoy & Gaimard, 1825

Striated surgeonfish

Classification
Identification
Biology
Distribution
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Classification   {MSG_BIOLOGY_LISTE_CATEGORIES}
Latin name : Ctenochaetus striatus (Quoy & Gaimard, 1825)
Synonyms :
Classification : Acanthuridae ( Surgeonfishes )
 
Name : Chirurgien rayé
Name : Striated surgeonfish
Identification   {MSG_BIOLOGY_LISTE_CATEGORIES}
Main identification characters
Max size: 26.0 cm.
Body dark olive-brown. Orange spots on head. Pectoral fin yellowish, caudal and ventral fins brown, anterior part of caudal fin pale. Each side of caudal peduncle with sharp, forward-pointing erectile spine which folds down into a horizontal groove.
Juveniles with 8 - 12 pale stipes inclining downward and backwards on body. Teeth movable, slender, tips incurved and expanded.
Possible confusions
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Biology   {MSG_BIOLOGY_LISTE_CATEGORIES}
Feed
Feeds on surface film of blue-green algae and diatoms (making this species a key link in the ciguatera food chain) as well as on various small invertebrates.
Cycle of life / Reproduction
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Interaction with other species
Ciguatera poisoning
Distribution   {MSG_BIOLOGY_LISTE_CATEGORIES}
Habitat

Coral
Inhabits reef flats and lagoon and seaward reefs to a depth of over 30 m. Occurs over coral, rock, pavement, or rubble substrates. May occur singly or in small to very large, often mixed-species aggregations.
Geographical distribution
Indo-Pacific: throughout the region excluding the Hawaiian, Marquesan and Easter islands. Record from Baker Island (US Minor Islands) based on a photograph. Also absent from Malden and Jarvis islands. Austral, Rapa, Line and Society islands.
Links   {MSG_BIOLOGY_LISTE_CATEGORIES}
Websites :
http://ichtyonb1.mnhn.fr/Summary/SpeciesSummary.cfm?ID=1262&genusname= [...]

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Data sheet written by Sealifecenter , 21/01/2005

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