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Chaetodon lunulatus Oval Butterflyfish, Oval Butterflyfish, Pacific Pinstriped Butterflyfish, Redfin Butterflyfish


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lexID:
1404 
AphiaID:
398549 
Scientific:
Chaetodon lunulatus 
German:
Pazifischer Rippen-Falterfisch 
English:
Oval Butterflyfish, Oval Butterflyfish, Pacific Pinstriped Butterflyfish, Redfin Butterflyfish 
Category:
Butterflyfishes 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Chaetodontidae (Family) > Chaetodon (Genus) > lunulatus (Species) 
Initial determination:
Quoy & Gaimard, 1825 
Occurrence:
American Samoa, Ashmore and Cartier Islands, Austral Islands, Australia, Bali, Bora Bora, Cambodia, China, Cook Islands, Fiji, French Polynesia, Gambier Islands, Guam, Hawaii, Howland Island, Indonesia, Japan, Johnston Atoll, Kiribati, Komodo (Komodo Island), Line Islands, Lombok, Lord Howe Island, Malaysia, Marschall Islands, Maumere, Micronesia, Moorea, Nauru, New Caledonia, Norfolk Island, Northern Mariana Islands, Ogasawara Islands, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Phoenix Islands, Queensland (Australia), Raja Amat, Rangiroa, Samoa, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Sulawesi, Tahiti, Taiwan, Thailand, The Bangai Archipelago, The Ryukyu Islands, Togean Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuamoto Islands, Tuvalu, United States Minor Outlying Islands, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Wake Atoll, Wallis and Futuna, Western Pacific Ocean 
Sea depth:
1 - 30 Meter 
Size:
up to 5.51" (14 cm) 
Temperature:
75.2 °F - 80.6 °F (24°C - 27°C) 
Food:
Brine Shrimps, Coral polyps = corallivorous, Food specialist, Frozen Food (large sort), Mysis 
Tank:
153.98 gal (~ 700L) 
Difficulty:
Only for advanced aquarists 
Offspring:
Not available as offspring 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Least concern (LC)  
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Catalog of Life:
 
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2020-01-22 15:50:31 

Husbandry

Quoy & Gaimard, 1825

Chaetodon lunulatus, also known as the Redfin butterflyfish is known from the western Pacific widespread from Japan and Australia to Hawaii. To be found in monogamous pairs in coastal coral-rich areas. As many other coral juveniles too, Chaetodon lunulatus hide among branches of small corals.

It has a yellowish tinge with oblique purple-blue stripes and can be recognised very well by its woderful colouration and by grey caudal peduncle. A yellow-edged black bar passes through the eye, and a narrow black line crosses the cheek behind the eye. The red-orange anal fin has a yellow-edged black band along its base.

The Redfin butterflyfish can grow to max. 15 cm in length and feed solely on live corals.


Remarks:

Butterflyfish are not recommended for reefs as they will pick at or eat a wide variety of corals, fan worms, and other invertebrates. Most Butterflyfish are known to pick at Aiptaisia, a parasitic anemone.

Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Vertebrata (Subphylum) > Gnathostomata (Superclass) > Pisces (Superclass) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Chaetodontidae (Family) > Chaetodon (Genus)

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Husbandry know-how of owners

Hiroyuki Tanaka am 01.06.05#1
Western Pacific; 14 cm; very common
Juveniles seen in our area in summer season, adults all around the year in deeper waters; hard to acclimate, polyp eater
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