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Chaetodon melannotus


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lexID:
462 
Scientific:
Chaetodon melannotus 
German:
Streifen-Falterfisch 
English:
Black-back Butterflyfish, Blackback Butterflyfish, Blackback Butterflyfish, Black-backed butterflyfish, Blackbacked Butterflyfish, Black-backed Coralfish 
Category:
Sommerfuglefisk 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Chaetodontidae (Family) > Chaetodon (Genus) > melannotus (Species) 
Initial determination:
Bloch & Schneider, 1801 
Occurrence:
Tokelau, Lord Howe Island, Eritrea, Yemen, Jordan, Comores, Tansania, Mozambique, Norfolk Island, Phoenix Islands, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Israel, Kiribati, Sudan, Mayotte, the Nicobar Islands, Saudi Arabia, Cambodia, Réunion , Nauru, Djibouti, India, the Cocos Islands / Keeling Islands, Niue, the Chagos Archipelago (the Chagos Islands), Afrika, Amerikansk Samoa, Andamanhavet, Australien, Banggai øer, Britisk indiske Ocean territorium, Egypten, Fiji, Filippinerne, Guam, Indiske ocean, Indo Stillehavet, Indonesien, Japan, Juleøerne, Kenya, Kina, Madagascar, Malaysia, Maldiverne, Marshall øerne, Mauritius , Mikronesien , Ny Kaledonien, Palau, Papua NeuGuinea , Rødehavet, Samoa, Seychellerne, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Sulawesi, Syd Afrika, Taiwan, Thailand, Timor, Tonga, Tuamotuøerne, Vanuatu , Vestlige Indiske ocean, Øst Afrika 
Sea depth:
2 - 20 Meter 
Size:
15 cm - 17 cm 
Temperature:
24°C - 28°C 
Food:
Artemia, Flagefoder, Foder specialist, Groft frostfoder, Koral polypper, Muslinge kød, Mysis, Noritang 
Tank:
~ 850 Liter 
Difficulty:
medium 
Offspring:
None 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Least concern (LC)  
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2018-02-20 11:57:10 

Husbandry

Bloch & Schneider, 1801

haetodon melannotus, also known as the Black Back Butterfly Fish is found around the reefs of the Indian and Pacific Oceans as well as the Red Sea. From East Africa to Samoa, north to southern Japan and south to Lord Howe Island throughout Micronesia. Usually solitary or in pairs in coral-rich areas of reef flats, lagoons, and seaward reefs to a depth of over 15 m. Juveniles often inshore. The Black Black Butterfly Fish can grow to 15 cm (6 Inches).

Chaetodon melannotus is notoriously difficult to keep. It is recommended to try a different member of the family before trying their hand at these.
Soft Corals and most Invertebrates should do fine with the Black Back Butterfly Fish but it may likely feed on octocorallian and scleractinian coral polyps, as they are a part of its natural diet.


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.

Synonym:s
Chaetodon abhortani Cuvier, 1831
Chaetodon dorsalis Rüppell, 1829
Chaetodon marginatus Cuvier, 1831
Chaetodon melanotus Cuvier, 1831
Chaetodon melanotus Bloch & Schneider, 1801
Chaetodon reinwardti Günther, 1860
Tetragonoptrus dorsalis (Rüppell, 1829)
Tetragonoptrus melanotus (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)

Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Vertebrata (Subphylum) > Gnathostomata (Superclass) > Pisces (Superclass) > Actinopteri (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Percoidei (Suborder) > Chaetodontidae (Family) > Chaetodon (Genus) > Chaetodon melannotus (Species)






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