Zanzibar butterflyfish

The Zanzibar butterflyfish lives in the reef-associated, marine, depth range 3 - 40 m environment.

19 Zanzibar butterflyfish, Chaetodon zanzibarensis Playfair, 1867. Head, body and fins bright yellow; black spot on each body scale forming dark horizontal stripes; large black spot on side; C margin transparent. Feeds on corals; not recommended for the aquarium. More

The Zanzibar Butterflyfish is not in our fish ID books (thus we have no Latin name for it) and neither is this charming fish. We identified it from a CD slideshow of Chagos Archipelago, which is where we first saw it. More

* Zanzibar Butterflyfish;Chaetodon zanzibarensis 12/31/69 * Orange Tailed Butterflyfish;Chaetodon xanthurus 12/31/69 * Yellowheaded Butterflyfish;Chaetodon xanthocephalus 12/31/69 Designed and Programmed by Kenny Ngo. More

Zanzibar Butterflyfish;Chaetodon zanzibarensis Last update: 31-12-69 Submitted by Administrator Max. size: 12.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; Ref. More

of Zanzibar or Zanzibar Butterflyfish is distributed in the western half of the Indian Ocean from East Africa to the Chagos Archipelago. The natural diet of the Zanzibar Butterflyfish consists mainly of coral polyps and benthic invertebrates. More

Common names

Einfleck-Falterfisch in German (Deutsch)
Papillon de Zanzibar in French (français)
Pavillon in Creole, French
Pavillon in Creoles and Pidgins, French
Zanzibar butterflyfish in English
Zanzibar-fanefisk in Danish (dansk)
Zanzibar-vlindervis in Afrikaans
桑給巴爾蝴蝶魚 in Mandarin Chinese
桑给巴尔蝴蝶鱼 in Mandarin Chinese

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Order : Perciformes
Family : Chaetodontidae
Genus : Chaetodon
Species : Chaetodon zanzibarensis
Authority : Playfair, 1867