Lattice Butterflyfish, Chaetodon rafflesii Bennett 1830


Other Names: Latticed Butterflyfish, Latticed Butterfly-fish, Latticed Coralfish, Raffles' Coralfish

A Lattice Butterflyfish, Chaetodon rafflesii, at Tulamben, Bali, Indonesia. Source: Ian V. Shaw / Reef Life Survey. License: CC BY Attribution

Summary:

A yellow butterflyfish with dark scales margins that appear cross-hatched or lattice-like, a black bar through the eye, a blue forehead, a dark submarginal band on the soft dorsal fin and a broad black bar through the middle of the caudal fin. 

Some individuals have a black spot below the dorsal fin  spines. Juveniles have a dark spot on the soft dorsal fin.


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Dianne J. Bray, Chaetodon rafflesii in Fishes of Australia, accessed 17 Nov 2018, http://fishesofaustralia.net.au/home/species/2396

Lattice Butterflyfish, Chaetodon rafflesii Bennett 1830

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Distribution

Recorded in Australia from Scott Reef, Western Australia, Ashmore Reef, Timor Sea, and the northern Great Barrier Reef  to Moreton Bay, Queensland. Found elsewhere in the tropical, east-Indo-west-central Pacific.

Often seen in pairs on sheltered coastal reefs, sometimes in areas with reduced visibility.

Feeding

Feeds on coral polyps, anemones and polychaete worms.

Species Citation

Chaetodon rafflesii Bennett, 1830, Mem. Life Public Serv. Sir Stanford Raffles: 689. Type locality: Sumatra.

Author

Dianne J. Bray

Lattice Butterflyfish, Chaetodon rafflesii Bennett 1830

References


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Quick Facts


CAAB Code:37365052

Conservation:IUCN Least Concern

Depth:1-15 m

Fishing:Aquarium fish

Habitat:Reef associated

Max Size:18 cm TL

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