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lexID: 1451 AphiaID: 218722 Scientific: Chaetodon guttatissimus German: Tüpfel-Falterfisch English: Gorgeous Gussy, Peppered Butterflyfish, Peppered Butterflyfish, Spotted Butterflyfish Category: Butterflyfishes Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Chaetodontidae (Family) > Chaetodon (Genus) > guttatissimus (Species) Initial determination: Bennett, 1833 Occurrence: (the) Maldives, Christmas Islands, Comores, East Africa, India, Indian Ocean, Indo Pacific, Indonesia, Java, Kenya, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mayotte, Mozambique, Myanmar, Red Sea, Réunion , Somalia, South-Africa, Sri Lanka, Tansania, Thailand, the Andaman Sea, The Chagos Archipelago (the Chagos Islands), The Chagos Archipelago (the Chagos Islands), the Cocos Islands / Keeling Islands, the Nicobar Islands, the Seychelles, Yemen Sea depth: 3 - 30 Meter Size: up to 4.72" (12 cm) Temperature: - 80.6 °F (°C - 27°C) Food: Brine Shrimps, Coral polyps = corallivorous, Food specialist, Frozen Food (large sort), Living Food, Mysis Tank: 131.99 gal (~ 600L) Difficulty: Only for advanced aquarists Offspring: Not available as offspring Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown CITES: Not evaluated Red List: Least concern (LC) Related species at Catalog of Life: More related species in this lexicon:
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Created: 2005-05-05 11:03:40
Last edit: 2018-06-03 14:41:54
Chaetodon guttatissimus also known as Spotted butterflyfish or Peppered butterflyfish inhabits coral reefs at depths of 5 to 25 m and is found in the Indian Ocean from the Red Sea south to Durban, South Africa and east to Christmas Island and western Thailand and Bali.
The Peppered butterflyfish feed on polychaetes, coral polyps and algae as the most butterflyfish too.
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.
Chaetodon maculatus Sauvage, 1891
Choetodon maculatus Sauvage, 1891
Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Vertebrata (Subphylum) > Gnathostomata (Superclass) > Pisces (Superclass) > Actinopteri (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Percoidei (Suborder) > Chaetodontidae (Family) > Chaetodon (Genus) > Chaetodon guttatissimus (Species)
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Indian Ocean; 10 cm; uncommon
Close to C.punctatofasciatus, from Pacific; rather delicate in aquaria
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