Dotted butterflyfish

It grows to a maximum of 26 cm long.

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The Dotted butterflyfish lives in the reef-associated, marine, depth range 2 - 30 m environment.

The Dotted Butterflyfish, Chaetodon semeion, is a species of butterflyfish (family Chaetodontidae). It is found in the Indian Ocean and Pacific Ocean from the Maldives to the Tuamotu Islands, north to the Ryukyu Islands and south to the Great Barrier Reef. More

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The Dotted Butterflyfish is bright yellow with a vertical black and blue bar running across the eye The base of the back parts of the dorsal fin and anal fin is black. There are rows of small black dots on the sides. More

Dotted butterflyfish (Chaetodon semeion) Author: Keoki Stender mail to home Description: Dotted butterflyfish (Chaetodon semeion) Length: up to 23 cm, Usually seen between 2 and 25 metres, Photo taken in Japan. More

Dotted butterflyfish (Chaetodon semeion) Keoki Stender go Eightband butterflyfish (Chaetodon octofasciatus) Roberto Sozzani go eightbar butterflyfish (Chaetodon octofasciatus) Keoki Stender go More

Common names

Alibang-bang in Davawenyo
Alibang-bang in Tagalog
Alibang-bang in Visayan
Alibangbang in Cebuano
Alibangbang in Kagayanen
Alibangbang in Tagalog
Alibangbang in Waray-waray
Chaetodon semeion in French (français)
daliga ragutu in Fijian (vosa Vakaviti)
Decorated butterflyfish in English
Dotted butterflyfish in English
Dotted coralfish in English
Golden butterflyfish in English
Kapiged in Ilokano
Paraharaha in Tahitian (Reo Mā`ohi)
Paru-paro in Tagalog
Paru-parung dagat in Tagalog
Prikket fanefisk in Danish (dansk)
Remon-chôhô-uo in Japanese (日本語)
Tifitifi-si'o in Samoan (gagana fa'a Samoa)
点缀蝴蝶鱼 in Mandarin Chinese
細點蝴蝶魚 in Mandarin Chinese
細點蝶 in Mandarin Chinese
细点蝴蝶鱼 in Mandarin Chinese
细点蝶 in Mandarin Chinese
點綴蝴蝶魚 in Mandarin Chinese

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Order : Perciformes
Family : Chaetodontidae
Genus : Chaetodon
Species : Chaetodon semeion
Authority : Bleeker, 1855