Yelloweye Bristletooth (species: Ctenochaetus cyanocheilus) in Lizard Island Field Guide (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Ctenochaetus cyanocheilus
Yelloweye Bristletooth

©Kendall Clements: Ctenochaetus cyanocheilus at Hicks Reef near Lizard Island.

©Kendall Clements: Ctenochaetus cyanocheilus at Hicks Reef near Lizard Island. Photo id by Prof Kendall Clements, University of Auckland
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Perciformes
Family Acanthuridae
Genus Ctenochaetus
Species Ctenochaetus cyanocheilus



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Size data has not been obtained.

Depth range

  • Depth range data is not yet available.


Similar taxa

  • Animalia: species: Ctenochaetus strigosus
    is endemic to the Hawaiian Islands. It was thought to exist on the GBR prior to the description of Ctenochaetus cyanocheilus by Randall and Clements in 2001. Some of the literature listed here for C. cyanocheilus refers to the pre-2001 accepted name, C. strigosus.


©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Web resources


  • Cheney, K.L., A.S. Grutter, S.P. Blomberg and N.J. Marshall (2009). Blue and yellow signal cleaning behaviour in coral reef fishes, Current Biology, 19: 1283-1287. LIRS catalog number 1240.
  • Clements, K.D., G.R. Russ, D. McB. Williams and A.M. Ayling (1988). A species list of the family Acanthuridae (Pisces) of the Great Barrier Reef, Australia, with notes on latitudinal distribution patterns,manuscript only. LIRS catalog number 242.
  • Richardson, L.E., N.A.J. Graham, M.S. Pratchett, J.G. Eurich and A.S. Hoey (2018). Mass coral bleaching causes biotic homogeniszation of reef fish assemblages. Global Change Biology, doi: 10.1111/gcb.14119. LIRS catalog number 2200.