Doublesaddle Butterflyfish, Chaetodon ulietensis Cuvier 1831


Other Names: Double-saddle Butterflyfish, Double-saddled Butterflyfish, Pacific Doublesaddle Butterflyfish, Pacific Double-saddle Butterflyfish

A Doublesaddle Butterflyfish, Chaetodon ulietensis, in Northern Fiji. Source: Mark Rosenstein / iNaturalist.org. License: CC BY Attribution-Noncommercial-ShareAlike

Summary:
A distinctly patterned butterflyfish with a broad black bar through the eye, two deep dark saddles on the upper sides, the rear of the body yellow and a large spot on the caudal peduncle.

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Dianne J. Bray, Chaetodon ulietensis in Fishes of Australia, accessed 17 Nov 2018, http://fishesofaustralia.net.au/home/species/2403

Doublesaddle Butterflyfish, Chaetodon ulietensis Cuvier 1831

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Distribution

Recorded in Australia from North West Cape (21°55'S) to Dampier Archipelago (20°28'S), WA, also Rowley Shoals (17°20'S) and Scott Reef (14°03'S), WA, Ashmore Reef, Timor Sea (12°15'S), Ashmore Reef, Coral Sea and northern Great Barrier Reef, QLD (12°00'S) to Sydney, NSW (33°53'S) and Lord Howe island in the Tasman Sea; also at the Australian territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands in the Indian Ocean; tropical, east-Indo-west-central Pacific - form the Cocos (Keeling) Islands to the Tuamoto Islands, and north to Japan.

Inhabits coral-rich areas of lagoon reefs and sometimes seaward reefs. Juveniles also occur in harbors and estuaries. Adults form schools in oceanic areas such as at the Cocos (Keeling) Islands.

Species Citation

Chaetodon ulietensis Cuvier, 1831, Hist. Nat. Poiss. 7: 39. Type locality: Ulietea.

Author

Dianne J. Bray

Doublesaddle Butterflyfish, Chaetodon ulietensis Cuvier 1831

References


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Burgess, W.E. 1978. Butterflyfishes of the World. New Jersey : T.F.H. Publications Inc. 832 pp. figs.

Cuvier, G.L. in Cuvier, G.L. & Valenciennes, A. 1831. Histoire Naturelle des Poissons. Paris : Levrault Vol. 7 531 pp. pls 170-208.

Francis, M.P. & Randall, J.E. 1993. Further additions to the fish faunas of Lord Howe and Norfolk Islands, southwest Pacific Ocean. Pacific Science 47(2): 118-135 figs 1-22 pls 1-4

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Johnson, J.W. 2010. Fishes of the Moreton Bay Marine Park and adjacent continental shelf waters, Queensland, Australia. pp. 299-353 in Davie, P.J.F. & Phillips, J.A. Proceedings of the Thirteenth International Marine Biological Workshop, The Marine Fauna and Flora of Moreton Bay. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 54(3)

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Randall, J.E., Allen, G.R. & Steene, R. 1990. Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea. Bathurst : Crawford House Press 507 pp. figs.

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Quick Facts


CAAB Code:37365060

Conservation:IUCN Least Concern

Depth:2-30 m

Habitat:Aquarium fish

Habitat:Reef associated

Max Size:15 cm TL

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