The Great Fiji Butterflyfish Count

Fourspot butterflyfish

16.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; Ref. 9710)tropical; 30°N – 28°Saquarium: commercial; price category: not marketed/unknown

Chaetodon quadrimaculatus Gray, 1831
Family: Chaetodontidae (Butterflyfishes) picture (Chqua_u5.jpg) by Tanaka, H.
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Order: Perciformes (perch-likes)
Class: Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes)
FishBase name: Fourspot butterflyfish
Max. size: Environment: reef-associated; marine; depth range 2 – 15 m Climate: Importance: Resilience: High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months(Preliminary K or Fecundity.) Vulnerability: Low vulnerability (10.00), based on Lmax and K (Ref. 59153) Distribution:
Pacific Ocean: Ryukyus, Ogasawara (Bonin) Islands and Taiwan to the Hawaiian, Marquesan, and Pitcairn islands, south to the Samoan and Austral Islands; Marianas and Marshalls in Micronesia. Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 13 – 14; Dorsal soft rays (total): 20 – 23; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 16 – 18 Biology: Found almost exclusively on exposed seaward reefs (Ref. 205). Engybenthic (Ref. 58302). Feed mainly on polyps of Pocillopora. Solitary or in pairs. Oviparous (Ref. 205), monogamous (Ref. 52884). Form pairs during breeding (Ref. 205). Red List Status: Not Evaluated (Ref. 57073) Dangerous: harmless Coordinator: Main Ref: Myers, R.F.. 1991. (Ref. 1602)