The Great Fiji Butterflyfish Count

Chaetodon ulietensis
Pacific double-saddle butterflyfish

Chaetodon ulietensis Cuvier, 1831
Family: Chaetodontidae (Butterflyfishes) picture (Chuli_u6.jpg) by Asman, P.
Image for Chaetodon ulietensis, Chaetodontidae, Pacific double-saddle butterflyfish.

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Order: Perciformes (perch-likes)
Class: Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes)
FishBase name: Pacific double-saddle butterflyfish
Max. size: 15.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; Ref. 4859)
Environment: reef-associated; marine; depth range 2 – 30 m
Climate: tropical; 32°N – 28°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.)
Vulnerability: Low vulnerability (10.00), based on Lmax and K (Ref. 59153)
Indo-Pacific: Cocos-Keeling Islands to the Tuamoto Islands, north to Japan.
Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 12 – 12; Dorsal soft rays (total): 23 – 25; Anal spines: 3 – 4; Anal soft rays: 19 – 21. Easily recognized on color and distinguished from sibling by white color between the black saddles (Ref. 48636).
Biology: Occur in coral-rich areas of lagoon reefs and less commonly in seaward reefs. Juveniles in harbors and estuaries (Ref. 48636). Engybenthic (Ref. 58302). Usually solitary, in pairs or in small groups. Feed on plant and animal material. Oviparous (Ref. 205), monogamous (Ref. 52884). Form pairs during breeding (Ref. 205). Can be easily maintained in tanks.
Red List Status: Not Evaluated (Ref. 57073)
Dangerous: harmless
Main Ref: Myers, R.F.. 1991. (Ref. 1602)