The Lined Bristletooth (Ctenochaetus striatus) is brown with fine blue lines on the body, dorsal and anal fins . There are orange-yellow dots surrounding the eye and on the nape. The genus name Ctenochaetus comes from the Greek words cteno (comb) and chaeto (hair or bristles) and refers to the teeth.
The Lined Bristletooth grows to 26 cm in length and should only be housed in large aquariums (700 litres +).
The fish js often found in marine tropical waters of the Indo-Pacific. In Australia it is known from the offshore islands of north-western Australia and from the entire length of the Great Barrier Reef, Queensland.