English : Eastern triangular butterflyfish
French : Poisson papillon baron
Class : Teleostei
Order : Acanthuriformes (sometimes still Perciformes)
Family : Chaetodontidae
Notes : No subspecies known.
The species can grow to 16 cm in length. Triangle-shaped body with short snout. Face covered with vertical red-brown and yellow bands. Grey flanks with yellow chevron-shaped markings. Tail with no markings besides colored edge.
Range and habitat
The species occurs in the Indo-Pacific area, from Cocos Keeling islands and Indonesia to Tonga, north to south Japan, south to New South Wales, Australia. Lives in lagoons and seaward reefs, from 5 to 20 meters deep.
IUCN RED LIST : LEAST CONCERN
CITES : Not Listed
Status : The species has a fairly large range and its dependence to Acropora corals could be a threat with coral reef destruction on the long term.
Ex-Situ Programs : None known
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