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Dot & Dash butterflyfish

2014-12-21T16:29:04+13:00June 24th, 2008|

Chaetodon pelewensis Kner, 1868 Family: Chaetodontidae (Butterflyfishes)  Chaetodon pelewensis, Chaetodontidae, Sunset butterflyfish Order: Perciformes (perch-likes) Class: Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) FishBase name: Sunset butterflyfish […]

Merten’s butterflyfish

2014-12-21T16:29:03+13:00June 24th, 2008|

Chaetodon mertensii Cuvier, 1831 Max. size: 12.5 cm TL (male/unsexed; Ref. 4859) Environment: reef-associated; non-migratory; marine; depth range 10 – 120 m Climate: tropical; 30°N – 33°S Importance: fisheries: minor commercial; aquarium: commercial; price category: not marketed/unknown Resilience : High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months(Preliminary K or Fecundity.) […]

Redfin butterflyfish

2014-12-21T16:29:03+13:00June 24th, 2008|

Redfin butterflyfish also known as Melon butterflyfish Distribution: Gazetteer Indo-Pacific: East Africa to the Hawaiian and Tuamoto islands. However, the Pacific population has been recognized as a distinct subspecies (Chaetodon trifasciatus lunulatus Quoy & Gaimard, 1825) by Burgess (Ref. 4855) while according to Randall, pers. comm. 1995, Chaetodon trifasciatus occurs only in the Indian Ocean, while Chaetodon [...]