Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Chaetodontidae
Etymology: Chaetodon: Greek, chaite = hair + Greek, odous = teeth (Ref. 45335). More on author: Schultz.
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 27 - 135 m (Ref. 9710). Tropical; 28°N - 4°N
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 15.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9710)
Pacific Ocean: formerly known to be endemic to the Hawaiian Islands. Recorded from Johnston Island (Ref. 11013) and the Marshall Islands (Ref. 5439). Replaced by Chaetodon declivis in the Line and Marquesan Islands (Ref. 37816).
Often found in the vicinity of steep slopes, solitary or in pairs and occasionally in small aggregations (Ref. 4858). Benthopelagic (Ref. 58302). Feed on a variety of planktonic and benthic organisms (Ref. 4858). Oviparous (Ref. 205). Form pairs during breeding (Ref. 205). High-priced aquarium export (Ref. 37816).
Myers, R.F., 1991. Micronesian reef fishes. Second Ed. Coral Graphics, Barrigada, Guam. 298 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=0.02510 (0.01247 - 0.05052), b=3.00 (2.83 - 3.17), based on LWR estimates for this Genus-BS (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.4 ±0.48 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 (12 of 100) .