Chaetodon kleinii (Chaetodontidae) Butterflyfishes

Distribution: Indo-Pacific: Red Sea and East Africa (south to Coffee Bay, South Africa, to the Hawaiian Islands and Samoa, north to southern Japan, south to New South Wales, Australia and New Caledonia. Eastern Pacific: Galapagos Islands

Habitat: Deeper lagoons, channels and seaward reefs.  Solitary or  occasionally in groups.

APPEARANCE: Compressed body. White band on caudal peduncle. Adult posterior body brown to yellow. Head white, eye transversed with a black vertical stripe. Colors highly variable among populations.

DIET: Primarily corals (esp. Sarcophyton spp.), also algae and zooplankton.

Reproduction and Development: Form pairs during breeding Oviparous and nonguarders.

Location: Galápagos Exhibit    Wordpress Shortlink