English : Dotted butterflyfish
French : Poisson papillon pointillé
Class : Teleostei
Order : Acanthuriformes (sometimes still Perciformes)
Family : Chaetodontidae
Notes : No subspecies known.
The species can reach 26 cm in length. Flanks golden yellow with horizontal row of dark dots. Broad black areas on dorsal and anal fins. Fins yellow, filament-like extension on dorsal fin. Blue forehead merging into black cheek spot.
Range and habitat
The species occurs in the Indo-Pacific area, from Maldives to Tuamoto islands, north to south Japan, south to Great Barrier reef. Lives in coral-rich areas of protected lagoons and seaward reefs, to 50 m.
IUCN RED LIST : LEAST CONCERN
CITES : Not Listed
Status : The species has a large range and is globally uncommon. It doesn’t seem to be affected by the collection for the trade at this time.
Ex-Situ Programs : None known
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