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TAXONOMY
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes)
Order Perciformes (Perch likes)
Family Chaetodontidae (Butterflyfishes)

Genus/Species:  Chaetodon ephippium

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GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS: Yellowish grey with a large black spot on the upper rear sides bordered below by a broad white band; orange area from snout to ventral fins, wavy blue lines on the lower sides. The breast and snout are yellow. Adults have a filament extending from the back of the dorsal fin.
Length to 23 cm (9 inches) in length.

DISTRIBUTION/HABITAT: Indo-Pacific. in lagoons and seaward reefs to 30 m (98 feet) in coral rich, clear waters.

DIET IN THE WILD: Filamentous algae, small invertebrates, sponges, coral polyps, and fish eggs.

REPRODUCTION: Oviparous

CONSERVATION: IUCN Least Concern (LC)

Color of Life, Color Conceals.
This Saddleback Butterflyfish helps conceals its head by having a vertical line through the eye and a large eve-like spot on its upper posterior less vital portion of its body confusing  predators.

Color Cluster

References

California Academy of Sciences Color of life docent training 2015

Ron’s WordPress Shortlink   http://wp.me/p1DZ4b-vi

Ron’s flickr  http://www.flickr.com/photos/cas_docents/sets/72157625119200613/
fishbase www.fishbase.org/summary/5562

EOL eol.org/pages/1012777/details

Australia Museum australianmuseum.net.au/Saddle-Butterflyfish-Chaetodon-ep…

TAXONOMY
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes)
Order: Perciformes (Perch likes)
Family: Chaetodontidae (Butterflyfishes)

Genus/species: Chaetodon lunula

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GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS: Yellow-orange with darker upper half of the body. It has a black patch around its eyes (similar to a Raccoon masked face) with a broad white stripe posterior to it. Two black stripes bordered in yellow reach from the white stripe to the dorsal fin. Black markings around its eyes suggestive of a Racoon. Maximum length to 8 inches.

DISTRIBUTION/HABITAT: From East Africa throughout the Indo-Pacific, south to Australia, east to Hawaii. Found in shallow reef flats of lagoon and seaward reefs, to depth of 30 m (98 ft).

DIET IN THE WILD: Nocturnal omnivore feeding on coral polyps, worms, crustaceans, plankton, algae

REPRODUCTION: Oviparous forming pairs during breeding.

CONSERVATION: IUCN Least Concern (LC)

REMARKS: Chaetodon means “bristletooth,” and has a dental array well-suited to its diet. Has a great fondness for coral polyps, which makes our Steinhart denizen a better fit for the Reef Lagoon which contains no corals. There it feeds on other invertebrates.

Color Cluster PR12

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Color Cluster PR12

flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/cas_docents/sets/72157625119200613/

WordPress Shortlink http://wp.me/p1DZ4b-R3

www.fishbase.org/summary/5565

EOL eol.org/pages/204383/details

Australian museum australianmuseum.net.au/movie/Racoon-Butterflyfish-Chaeto…

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