two-spot bristletooth

Scientific name Ctenochaetus binotatus
Descriptor Randall
Year of description 1955
IUCN category LC
Family Acanthuridae
Genus Ctenochaetus
Ctenochaetus binotatus Ctenochaetus binotatus

Introduction

Ctenochaetus binotatus, commonly known as two-spot bristletooth, is a salt water fish.

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Who is it?

Morphology

  • Average size
    18 cm
  • Maximum size
    22 cm
  • Longevity
    50 year
  • Shape
    Ovoid
  • Pattern
    horizontal stripes
  • Average size
    18 cm
  • Maximum size
    22 cm
  • Longevity
    50 year
  • Shape
    Ovoid
  • Pattern
    horizontal stripes

How to recognize the two-spot bristletooth ?

The two-spot bristletooth measures between 18 and 22 cm. This fish is unicolore with a predominantly marron body. The also has noir horizontal stripes.

Behaviour & Life cycle

  • diet
    algae-eating
  • Sociability
    solitary
  • territorial
    Yes
  • Way of living
    diurnal

The two-spot bristletooth is a fish solitary naturally found near the bottom. This species is algae-eating .

Although slightly territorial, the two-spot bristletooth is a rather peaceful animal that generally behaves in a peaceful manner with other species. It should be noted that it is sometimes less tolerant with its conspecifics. Parades or even small jousts may occur between different members of the group until a hierarchy is established.

Reproduction

  • Reproduction
    ovipare

The two-spot bristletooth is a fish ovipare.

Harmless species

This species does not represent any particular threats to humans when encountered in its natural environment.

Where to find it?

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What is its habitat?

Natural environment characteristics

  • Temperature
    25 - 29 °C
  • Depth
    8 - 53 m

Biotope presentation

The two-spot bristletooth is most often found at a depth between 8m and 53m. However, it is not impossible to find this species at other depths.

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