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Chaetodon tinkeri  Schultz, 1951

Hawaiian butterflyfish
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Chaetodontidae (Butterflyfishes)
Etymology: Chaetodon: Greek, chaite = hair + Greek, odous = teeth (Ref. 45335).   More on author: Schultz.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

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)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 13 - 14; Dorsal soft rays (total): 18-22; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 16 - 17. Differs from C. flavocoronatus by lacking a broad yellow band on the nape (Ref. 1602).

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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).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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).

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Myers, R.F., 1991. Micronesian reef fishes. Second Ed. Coral Graphics, Barrigada, Guam. 298 p. (Ref. 1602)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Aquarium: commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.02399 (0.01139 - 0.05051), b=3.04 (2.86 - 3.22), based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.4   ±0.48 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (12 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.