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Chaetodon pelewensis


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lexID:
1543 
AphiaID:
273353 
Scientific:
Chaetodon pelewensis 
German:
Diagonalstreifen-Falterfisch 
English:
Dot And Dash Butterflyfish, Dot-and-dash Butterflyfish, Dot-and-dash Coralfish, Sunset Butterflyfish, Sunset Butterflyfish 
Category:
Sommerfuglefisk 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Chaetodontidae (Family) > Chaetodon (Genus) > pelewensis (Species) 
Initial determination:
Kner, 1868 
Occurrence:
Norfolk Island, Bora Bora, Gambier Islands, Wallis and Futuna, Line Islands, United States Minor Outlying Islands, Moorea, Phoenix Islands, Chile, the Society Islands, Lord Howe Island, Niue, Papua, Austral Islands, Tokelau, Kiribati, Tuvalu, Marquesas Islands, Amerikansk Samoa, Australien, Centrale stillehav, Cook øerne, Fiji, Fransk Polynesien, Great barrier reef, Indonesien, Ny Guinea, Ny Kaledonien, Palau, Papua NeuGuinea , Påskeøen, Pitcairns øgruppen, Rangiroa, Salomonøerne, Samoa, Sulawesi, Sydlige Stillehav, Tahiti, Tonga, Tuamotuøerne, Vanuatu , Vestlige Stillehav, Østlige Stillehav 
Sea depth:
1 - 45 Meter 
Size:
bis zu 12cm 
Temperature:
22°C - 27°C 
Food:
Foder specialist, Koral polypper 
Tank:
~ 800 Liter 
Difficulty:
Experts only! Very hard to keep 
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:
2019-01-05 21:40:41 

Husbandry

Kner, 1868

Chaetodon pelewensis also commonly referred as the Dot-and-Dash Butterflyfish, Spotbanded Butterflyfish or Punctato Butterflyfish has a yellow body with diagonal bands of black spots that become solid lines at the rear of the body. An orange bar with a black margin passes through the eye and the caudal fin base is orange.

The Dot-and-Dash Butterflyfish can be found in tropical waters of the Western Pacific, from New Guinea, south to Australia and east to the Tuamoto Islands. It is often seen in pairs as well as in very large schools.

Chaetodon pelewensis inhabits offshore reefs with abundant coral cover and is well known as coral eater and eats as well small invertebrates

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)

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