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Chaetodon lunulatus

Chaetodon lunulatusis commonly referred to as Oval Butterflyfish, Oval Butterflyfish, Pacific Pinstriped Butterflyfish, Redfin Butterflyfish. Difficulty in the aquarium: Only for advanced aquarists. A aquarium size of at least 700 Liter is recommended. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.


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lexID:
1404 
AphiaID:
398549 
Scientific:
Chaetodon lunulatus 
German:
Pazifischer Rippen-Falterfisch 
English:
Oval Butterflyfish, Oval Butterflyfish, Pacific Pinstriped Butterflyfish, Redfin Butterflyfish 
Category:
Sommerfuglefisk 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Chaetodontidae (Family) > Chaetodon (Genus) > lunulatus (Species) 
Initial determination:
Quoy & Gaimard, 1825 
Sea depth:
1 - 30 Meter 
Size:
bis zu 14cm 
Temperature:
24°C - 27°C 
Tank:
~ 700 Liter 
Difficulty:
Only for advanced aquarists 
Offspring:
Not available as offspring 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Least concern (LC)  
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2020-01-22 15:50:31 

Info

Quoy & Gaimard, 1825

Chaetodon lunulatus, also known as the Redfin butterflyfish is known from the western Pacific widespread from Japan and Australia to Hawaii. To be found in monogamous pairs in coastal coral-rich areas. As many other coral juveniles too, Chaetodon lunulatus hide among branches of small corals.

It has a yellowish tinge with oblique purple-blue stripes and can be recognised very well by its woderful colouration and by grey caudal peduncle. A yellow-edged black bar passes through the eye, and a narrow black line crosses the cheek behind the eye. The red-orange anal fin has a yellow-edged black band along its base.

The Redfin butterflyfish can grow to max. 15 cm in length and feed solely on live corals.


Remarks:

Butterflyfish are not recommended for reefs as they will pick at or eat a wide variety of corals, fan worms, and other invertebrates. Most Butterflyfish are known to pick at Aiptaisia, a parasitic anemone.

Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Vertebrata (Subphylum) > Gnathostomata (Superclass) > Pisces (Superclass) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Chaetodontidae (Family) > Chaetodon (Genus)

External links

  1. FishBase (multi). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  2. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (multi). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  3. World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.

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Chaetodon lunulatus; Aufnahme Malediven
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Husbandry know-how of owners

am 01.06.05#1
Western Pacific; 14 cm; very common
Juveniles seen in our area in summer season, adults all around the year in deeper waters; hard to acclimate, polyp eater
1 husbandary tips from our users available
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