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Parachaetodon ocellatus (Cuvier, 1831)

Sixspine butterflyfish
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Actinoptérygiens (poissons à nageoires rayonnées) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Chaetodontidae (Butterflyfishes)
Etymology: Parachaetodon: Greek, para = the side of + Greek, chaite = hair + Greek, odous = teeth (Ref. 45335).  More on author: Cuvier.

Issue
It is unclear if Chaetodon oligacanthus Bleeker, 1850 is a distinct species in Parachaetodon, taking into accont that it is the type species of the genus. The species page will be created in the next update. This species is valid in Eschmeyer (CofF ver. May 2011: Ref. 86870). Please send references, or more studies are needed.

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Écologie

; marin récifal; profondeur 5 - 40 m (Ref. 90102).   Tropical

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Indo-Pacific: Ogasawara (Bonin) Island to Australia, also from Malaysia (Ref. 5756).

Taille / Poids / Âge

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 18.0 cm TL mâle / non sexé; (Ref. 2334)

Description synthétique Morphologie | Morphométrie

Épines dorsales (Total): 6 - 7; Rayons mous dorsaux (Total): 28-30; Épines anales 3; Rayons mous anaux: 18 - 20.

Biologie     Glossaire (ex. epibenthic)

Occur in pairs on flat sand or silty bottoms on coastal reefs. Adults school in large numbers over open muddy substrates in deep water. Juveniles sometimes in large lagoons with seagrasses in depths of about 5 m or more (Ref. 48636). Oviparous (Ref. 205). Form pairs during breeding (Ref. 205).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturité | Reproduction | Frai | Œufs | Fécondité | Larves

Form pairs during breeding (Ref. 205).

Référence principale Upload your references | Références | Coordinateur | Collaborateurs

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)

Statut dans la liste rouge de l'IUCN (Ref. 119314)

  Préoccupation mineure (LC) ; Date assessed: 06 October 2009

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Menace pour l'homme

  Harmless





Utilisations par l'homme

Pêcheries: sans intérêt; Aquarium: Commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 24.7 - 29.1, mean 28.2 (based on 840 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 1.0000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.02188 (0.01034 - 0.04628), b=3.02 (2.85 - 3.19), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Niveau trophique (Ref. 69278):  2.8   ±0.25 se; Based on food items.
Résilience (Ref. 69278):  Haut, temps minimum de doublement de population inférieur à 15 mois (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnérabilité (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (14 of 100) .