Klein's Butterflyfish, Chaetodon kleinii Bloch 1790


Other Names: Blacklip Butterflyfish, Brown Butterflyfish, Klein’s Butterfly Fish, Klein's Coralfish, Sunburst Butterflyfish, White-spotted Butterflyfish, White-spotted Butterfly-fish, Yellowspot Butterflyfish

Klein's Butterflyfish, Chaetodon kleinii, at North Solitary Island, New South Wales. Source: Ian V. Shaw / Reef Life Survey. License: CC By Attribution

Summary:
A brownish to brownish-orange butterflyfish with a white head, a diffuse whitish band on the middle of the body, a black eye bar, a yellow tail and black lips.

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Dianne J. Bray & Audrey S. Thompson, Chaetodon kleinii in Fishes of Australia, accessed 29 Jan 2020, http://136.154.202.208/home/species/2383

Klein's Butterflyfish, Chaetodon kleinii Bloch 1790

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Distribution

Ningaloo Reef, Rowley Shoals, and Scott Reef, Western Australia, Ashmore Reef, Timor Sea, and the northern Great Barrier Reef, Queensland and reefs in the Coral Sea to Montague Island, New South Wales; also at Cocos (Keeling) Islands and Christmas Island in the Indian Ocean, and reefs in the Lord Howe Island region in the Tasman Sea. The species occurs elsewhere in the tropical, Indo-west-central Pacific.

Usually inhabits rocky reefs and deeper coral-rich areas in lagoons, reef channels and outer reef slopes - usually below 10 m.

Feeding

Feeds on hard and soft corals, algae, hydroids and zooplankton. Aggregations sometimes feed on zooplakton in the water column.

Species Citation

Chaetodon kleinii Bloch, 1790, Naturgesch. ausländisch. Fische 4: 7, pl. 218 (fig. 2). Type locality: East Indies.

Author

Dianne J. Bray & Audrey S. Thompson

Klein's Butterflyfish, Chaetodon kleinii Bloch 1790

References


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Quick Facts


CAAB Code:37365040

Danger:IUCN Least Concern

Depth:4-61 m

Fishing:Aquarium fish

Habitat:Reef associated

Max Size:15 cm TL

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