Animal Species:Twospot Bristletooth, Ctenochaetus binotatus (Randall, 1955)
Standard Common Name
The species has comb-like teeth with up to 42 teeth in the upper jaw and 45 teeth in the lower jaw. It has a single caudal peduncle spine that can be retracted into a groove.
The Two-spot Bristletooth grows to 22 cm in length.
It occurs in tropical marine waters of the Indo-Pacific.
The map below shows the Australian distribution of the species based on public sightings and specimens in Australian Museums. Click on the map for detailed information. Source: Atlas of Living Australia.
Distribution by collection data
- Allen, G.R. 1997. Marine Fishes of Tropical Australia and South-east Asia. Western Australian Museum. Pp. 292.
- Kuiter, R.H. 2000. Coastal Fishes of South-eastern Australia. Gary Allen. Pp. 437.
- Kuiter, R.H & H. Debelius. 2001. Surgeonfishes, Rabbitfishes and their relatives. A Comprehensive Guide to Acanthuroidei. TMC Publishing. Pp. 208.
- Randall, J.E., Allen, G.R. & R.C. Steene. 1997. Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and
Coral Sea. Crawford House Press. Pp. 557.