Chaetodon oxycephalus   Bleeker,  1853 (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

Image copyrights: Aque Atanacio

Size: 25.0 cm length (max)

Color: Body is white with a large black blotch on the upper posterior portion of the trunk and thin vertical lines on the sides. A black bar runs across the eye. The fins are bright yellow.

It is a Oviparous species which form pairs during breeding.

Synonym (s)

Common Name (s)
• Pig-face butterflyfish (English)
• Spot-nape butterflyfish (English)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial
(Aquarium fish)

Habitat:  Reef Associated


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, South Button Island INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Pillai, NGK (1995) Studies on some aspects of biology and ecology of coral reef fishes of Lakshadweep with observations on other coral reef ecosystems of India Mariculture Research under the Postgraduate Programme in Mariculture - Part 6 CMFRI Special Publication CMFRI 61 99-111 Available at -
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Froese, R and Pauly, D (2000) Fishbase 2000: Concepts, design and data sources ICLARM 344 pp Available at -
  • (2011) Animal discoveries 2010 Zoological Survey of India 1-107 Available at -

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