Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Chaetodontidae
Etymology: Chaetodon: Greek, chaite = hair + Greek, odous = teeth (Ref. 45335). More on author: Sauvage.
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 3 - 15 m (Ref. 9710). Tropical, preferred ?
Western Indian Ocean: Persian Gulf, Gulf of Oman, southeast coast of the Arabian Peninsula south to tropical East Africa.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 14.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 11441)
Found in coral reefs, solitary or paired. Home-ranging. Feed at least partially on coral polyps (Ref. 9710). Oviparous (Ref. 205). Form pairs during breeding (Ref. 205).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Form pairs during breeding (Ref. 205).
Burgess, W.E., 1978. Butterflyfishes of the world. A monograph of the Family Chaetodontidae. T.F.H. Publications, Neptune City, New Jersey. (Ref. 4855)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
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