Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Chaetodontidae
Etymology: Chaetodon: Greek, chaite = hair + Greek, odous = teeth (Ref. 45335). More on author: Seale.
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; reef-associated; non-migratory; depth range 3 - 25 m (Ref. 9710). Tropical; 25°N - 15°S
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 20.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 48636)
soft rays: 18 - 21. Body color is white with diagonal brown stripes on the sides. The dorsal, caudal anal and pelvic fins are yellow. A broad black band is on the face, covering the eye. A black isolated spot is on the forehead.
Western Pacific: Ryukyu Islands and Taiwan to Java, Indonesia and northwestern Australia.
Inhabit coral reefs and occurs in pairs or groups, usually near soft coral (Ref. 9710). Juveniles solitary and found on shallow protected reefs or in estuaries (Ref. 48636). Oviparous (Ref. 205). Form pairs during breeding (Ref. 205). Have never been imported although they can be easily maintained in a tank.
Steene, R.C., 1978. Butterfly and angelfishes of the world. A.H. & A.W. Reed Pty Ltd., Australia. vol. 1. 144 p.
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on empirical models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.02286 (-0.13127 - 0.17699), b=3.00 (2.92 - 3.09), based on LWR estimates for this genus-BS (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.5 ±0.37 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (15 of 100) .