Black butterflyfish

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Original source: Dusky Butterflyfish Author Richard Ling from NSW, Austr
Author: Richard Ling from NSW, Australia

The Black butterflyfish lives in the reef-associated, marine, depth range 2 - 20 m environment.

close relatives appear to be the black butterflyfish, Chaetodon flavirostris|C. flavirostris), Philippine butterflyfish, C. adiergastos, and perhaps also the... More

occasions the very elusive Black Butterflyfish which we have never seen anywhere else in Fiji and Will is still yet to see! The results of the 2009 Butterflyfish Count have been submitted for analysis by Marine Biologists and their findings will be published later More

The Black Butterflyfish species is peaceful. Black Butterflyfish can grow up to 20 cm what is approximately 7 inches. So 1 specimen requires at least 2400cm2 of water surface what is approximately 372 square inch. More

Common names

Black butterflyfish in English
daliga ragutu in Fijian (vosa Vakaviti)
dusky butterflyfish in English
Paraharaha in Rapa
Paraharaha in Tahitian (Reo Mā`ohi)
Sort fanefisk in Danish (dansk)
Tifitifi in Samoan (gagana fa'a Samoa)
Yellow-faced butterfly-fish in English
黃吻蝴蝶魚 in Mandarin Chinese
黄吻蝴蝶鱼 in Mandarin Chinese

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Order : Perciformes
Family : Chaetodontidae
Genus : Chaetodon
Species : Chaetodon flavirostris
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