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Profile lexID: 1451 AphiaID: 218722 Scientific: Chaetodon guttatissimus German: Tüpfel-Falterfisch English: Gorgeous Gussy, Peppered Butterflyfish, Peppered Butterflyfish, Spotted Butterflyfish Category: Sommerfuglefisk Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Chaetodontidae (Family) > Chaetodon (Genus) > guttatissimus (Species) Initial determination: Bennett, 1833 Occurrence: , the Cocos Islands / Keeling Islands , the Nicobar Islands , The Chagos Archipelago (the Chagos Islands) , Mozambique , Yemen , Comores , Tansania , India , Myanmar , Somalia , The Chagos Archipelago (the Chagos Islands) , Réunion , Mayotte Andamanhavet, Indiske ocean, Indo Stillehavet, Indonesien, Java, Juleøerne, Kenya, Madagascar, Malaysia, Maldiverne, Mauritius , Rødehavet, Seychellerne, Sri Lanka, Syd Afrika, Thailand, Øst Afrika Sea depth: 3 - 30 Meter Size: bis zu 12cm Temperature: °C - 27°C Food: Artemia, Foder specialist, Groft frostfoder, Koral polypper, Levende foder, Mysis Tank: ~ 600 Liter Difficulty: Only for advanced aquarists Offspring: Not available as offspring Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown CITES: Not evaluated Red List: Least concern (LC) Related species at: Catalog of Life More related species: in this lexicon
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Created: 2005-05-05 11:03:40
Last edit: 2018-06-03 14:41:54
Chaetodon guttatissimus also known as Spotted butterflyfish or Peppered butterflyfish inhabits coral reefs at depths of 5 to 25 m and is found in the Indian Ocean from the Red Sea south to Durban, South Africa and east to Christmas Island and western Thailand and Bali.
The Peppered butterflyfish feed on polychaetes, coral polyps and algae as the most butterflyfish too.
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.
Chaetodon maculatus Sauvage, 1891
Choetodon maculatus Sauvage, 1891
Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Vertebrata (Subphylum) > Gnathostomata (Superclass) > Pisces (Superclass) > Actinopteri (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Percoidei (Suborder) > Chaetodontidae (Family) > Chaetodon (Genus) > Chaetodon guttatissimus (Species)
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Indian Ocean; 10 cm; uncommon
Close to C.punctatofasciatus, from Pacific; rather delicate in aquaria
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