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Chaetodon nippon


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lexID:
1442 
AphiaID:
273351 
Scientific:
Chaetodon nippon 
German:
Japanischer Falterfisch 
English:
Japanese Butterflyfish 
Category:
Sommerfuglefisk 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Chaetodontidae (Family) > Chaetodon (Genus) > nippon (Species) 
Initial determination:
Steindachner & Döderlein, 1883 
Occurrence:
Filippinerne, Japan, Korea, Taiwan 
Size:
bis zu 15cm 
Temperature:
°C - 23°C 
Food:
Artemia, Foder specialist, Groft frostfoder, Koral polypper, Mysis, zooplankton 
Tank:
~ 800 Liter 
Difficulty:
Experts only! Very hard to keep 
Offspring:
None 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
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Last edit:
2005-05-01 17:37:47 

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Steindachner & Döderlein, 1883

Chaetodon nippon is also commonly referred as the Japanese butterflyfish and is distributed from the waters of the northern Philippines to southern Japan. He is to be found in shallow rocky reefs at depths of 5 to 20 m.

The Japanese butterflyfish is known to feeds on crabs, worms, and other invertebrates; forms small to large aggregations.His maximum total length is about 15 cm. This beautiful Butterflyfish is almost never exported through the aquarium trade.

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.

Synonyms:
Chaetodon carens Seale, 1910
Chaetodon decipiens Ahl, 1923
Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Vertebrata (Subphylum) > Gnathostomata (Superclass) > Pisces (Superclass) > Actinopteri (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Percoidei (Suborder) > Chaetodontidae (Family) > Chaetodon (Genus) > Chaetodon nippon (Species)


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Hiroyuki Tanaka am 01.06.05#1
Northwestern Pacific, s.Japan, s.Korea to Philippines; 15 cm; rare
Very common in cooler waters of Japan, around Izu Islands, but rare in Okinawa; forms a school of hundreds individuals; until recently regarded as a member of subgenus Roa, including Chaetodon tinkeri- group, but now this species is apart from the complex; I once
saw a juvenile of about 2 cm in Miyazaki, at the depth of only one meter in a large tidal pool, and it was shining golden yellow; poor eater and sold on rare occasion
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