Animalia > Chordata > Actinopterygii > Perciformes > Acanthuridae > Ctenochaetus > Ctenochaetus strigosus

Ctenochaetus strigosus (Yellow-eyed surgeonfish; Yelloweye surgeonfish; Spotted surgeonfish; Spotted bristletooth surgeonfish; Spotted bristletooth; Slender-toothed surgeonfish; Goldring surgeonfish; Goldring bristletooth; Bristletoothed surgeonfish; Surgeonfish)

Synonyms: Acanthurus strigosus; Ctenochaetus stigosus
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Wikipedia Abstract

The Kole Tang or Spotted surgeonfish or Goldring surgeonfish, Ctenochaetus strigosus, is a marine reef tang in the fish family Acanthuridae which is endemic to Oceana. It grows to 5.7 inches (14.6 cm) in the wild. It has a brown color with light blue to yellow horizontal stripes over its body which change into spots towards the face. It also has a vividly yellow area surrounding the eye, sometimes leading to it being known as the yellow-eyed tang. In the aquarium trade it can be seen under a variety of common names, including Yellow-eyed Kole Tang, Striped Bristletooth, and Bristletooth Tang.
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Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Christmas Island National Park II 21698 Christmas Island, Australia
Pulu Keeling National Park II 6469 Cocos (Keeling) Islands    


Parasitized by 
Cavisoma magnum[1]
Haliotrema ctenochaeti[1]
Schikhobalotrema hawaiiense[1]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Acquario di Genova
Aquarium & Rainforest at Moody Gardens
Budapest Zool.& Botanical Garden
Burger's Zoo
Cheyenne Mtn Zoological Park
Dierenpark Emmen
Florida Aquarium
Houston Zoo, Inc.
John G. Shedd Aquarium
Legoland Atlantis By Sealife
Minnesota Zoological Garden
National Aquarium in Baltimore Inc
Oglebay's Good Children's Zoo
Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
Riverbanks Zoo and Garden
Rotterdam Zoo
Seneca Park Zoo
Staten Island Zoo
Tallinn Zoo
Toledo Zoological Gardens
Tulsa Zoo & Living Museum
Wonders of Wildlife Museum

Range Map

Eastern Central Pacific: endemic to the Hawaiian Islands and Johnston Island. Western Central Pacific: Australia (Ref. 2334).;



Attributes / relations provided by
1Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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