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Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Least known (Ref. 48636). A rare species that inhabits deep rocky reefs (Ref. 9710). Feeds on sponges and tunicates. Rarely exported through the aquarium trade (Ref. 48391).
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Distribution

Range Description

This poorly known species has been reliably reported only from the Java Sea, Indonesia. Records from elsewhere (e.g., Philippines and Taiwan) are most likely attributable to other species notably C. caeruleopunctatus and C. cephalareticulatus. The most recent sighting was approximately eight years ago at Karimnjawa, Java Sea in 20-25 m depth.
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Western Pacific: Japan to Indonesia.
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Western Pacific.
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Western North Pacific: southern Japan and Taiwan.
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Physical Description

Morphology

Dorsal spines (total): 13; Dorsal soft rays (total): 17 - 18; Analspines: 3; Analsoft rays: 17 - 18
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Size

Maximum size: 220 mm ---
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Max. size

22.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 4858))
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Diagnostic Description

Description: Has a single blue sub-marginal line in the dorsal fin and two in the anal fin. The outer margin is pale blue. Bleeker's illustration shows the lines in the fins but a more brownish body with lines mostly restricted to the head, which maybe attributed to a more juvenile fish (Ref. 48636). Body depth 1.8-2.0 in SL. Scales longitudinal series 80-90 (Ref. 90102).
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
The natural history of this species is poorly known, but populations are probably found on deep rocky reefs (Pyle 2001, G.R. Allen pers. comm. 2006). This species feeds on sponges and tunicates (Pyle 2001).



Systems
  • Marine
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Environment

reef-associated; non-migratory; marine; depth range 15 - 25 m (Ref. 90102)
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
LC
Least Concern

Red List Criteria

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2010

Assessor/s
Allen, G.

Reviewer/s
Elfes, C., Polidoro, B., Livingstone, S. & Carpenter, K.E.

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Justification
Although uncommon, this species is thought to have stable populations, and no major threats; therefore, it is listed as Least Concern. More research is needed regarding the species' ecology and abundance.
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Population

Population
The population abundance is not well known, although it seems to be a relatively rare species (G.R. Allen pers. comm. 2006)

Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

Major Threats

There appear to be no major threats to this species as a whole (G.R. Allen pers. comm. 2006).

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Least Concern (LC)
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions

There appear to be no species-specific conservation measures in place (G.R. Allen pers. comm. 2006).


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Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems

Benefits

Importance

aquarium: commercial
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Wikipedia

Orangeface angelfish

Chaetodontoplus chrysocephalus is a ray-finned fish in the family Pomacanthidae found in the Pacific Ocean. It is commonly known as the orangeface angelfish or the blue vermiculate angelfish.[1]

Description[edit]

Distribution and habitat[edit]

The orangeface angelfish is distributed in the Western Pacific from Japan to Indonesia. This species inhabits rocky reefs in tropical marine waters and is rare. Its usual depth range 15–25 m[2]

Biology[edit]

This angelfish feeds on tunicates as well as sponges.

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species considers the orangeface angelfish of least concern because it is common over most of its wide range and has no major threats.[3]

References[edit]

  • ITIS.gov
  • Allen, G.R., 1985. Butterfly and angelfishes of the world. Vol. 2. 3rd edit. in English. Mergus Publishers, Melle, Germany.
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