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Chaetodon oxycephalus

Chaetodon oxycephalusis commonly referred to as Spot-nape butterflyfish. Difficulty in the aquarium: Experts only! Very hard to keep. A aquarium size of at least 1000 Liter is recommended. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.


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lexID:
1522 
AphiaID:
218725 
Scientific:
Chaetodon oxycephalus 
German:
Falscher Riesenfalterfisch 
English:
Spot-nape Butterflyfish 
Category:
Sommerfuglefisk 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Chaetodontidae (Family) > Chaetodon (Genus) > oxycephalus (Species) 
Initial determination:
Bleeker, 1853 
Sea depth:
10 - 40 Meter 
Size:
bis zu 25cm 
Temperature:
24°C - 26°C 
Tank:
~ 1000 Liter 
Difficulty:
Experts only! Very hard to keep 
Offspring:
Not available as offspring 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Least concern (LC)  
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2005-05-27 09:43:05 

Info

Bleeker, 1853

Chaetodon oxycephalus also commonly referred as the Lined Butterflyfish, Pig-face butterflyfish or Spot-nape butterflyfish is often confuses with Chaetodon lineolatus, the main difference being the eye band shape: in Chaetodon lineolatus the band is expanded on nape, with a white spot in the middle. In Chaetodon oxycephalus the band is interrupted, and leaves a black spot on nape.

The Spot-nape butterflyfish is distributed in the Indo-Pacific region from Sri Lanka to Queensland, north to Indonesia and the Philippines. Found in coral-rich areas of coastal reefs as well as clear waters of seaward reefs at 10-40 m depth and is known to feed mainly on coral polyps and anemones.

Chaetodon oxycephalus is the largest butterflyfish and a poor-surviving species in captivity.

Remarks:

Butterflyfish are not recommended for reefs as they will pick at or eat a wide variety of corals, fan worms, and other invertebrates. Most Butterflyfish are known to pick at Aiptaisia, a parasitic anemone.

Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Vertebrata (Subphylum) > Gnathostomata (Superclass) > Pisces (Superclass) > Actinopteri (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Percoidei (Suborder) > Chaetodontidae (Family) > Chaetodon (Genus) > Chaetodon oxycephalus (Species)

External links

  1. FishBase (multi). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  2. Hippocampus Bildarchiv (de). Abgerufen am 30.03.2021.
  3. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (multi). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.

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