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Chaetodon flavirostris Black Butterflyfish, Black Butterflyfish, Dusky Butterflyfish


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lexID:
1521 
AphiaID:
273337 
Scientific:
Chaetodon flavirostris 
German:
Schwarzer Falterfisch 
English:
Black Butterflyfish, Black Butterflyfish, Dusky Butterflyfish 
Category:
Butterflyfishes 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Chaetodontidae (Family) > Chaetodon (Genus) > flavirostris (Species) 
Initial determination:
Günther, 1874 
Occurrence:
Tasmanien, Cocos Island (Costa Rica), American Samoa, Austral Islands, Australia, Bass Strait, Cook Islands, Coral sea, Easter Island (Rapa Nui), Fiji, French Polynesia, Gambier Islands, Great Barrier Reef, Lord Howe Island, New Caledonia, Niue, Norfolk Island, Pitcairn Islands, Queensland, Rapa, Samoa, Solomon Islands, South-Pazific, the Society Islands, Tonga, Tuamoto Islands, Vanuatu, Wallis and Futuna 
Sea depth:
2 - 30 Meter 
Size:
up to 8.27" (21 cm) 
Temperature:
71.6 °F - 80.6 °F (22°C - 27°C) 
Food:
Food specialist 
Tank:
219.98 gal (~ 1000L) 
Difficulty:
Experts only! Very hard to keep 
Offspring:
None 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
Red List:
Least concern (LC)  
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Catalog of Life:
 
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2017-07-24 14:12:40 

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Günther, 1874

Chaetodon flavirostris also known as Dusky Butterflyfish or Black Butterflyfish is recorded from much of the South-western Pacific.

Chaetodon flavirostris shows a dark, almost black background color, with a yellow-orange rim on the dorsal, caudal and pelvic fins. Its snout is yellow, with a white tip and a black spot on its forehead.

The Dusky Butterflyfish can be found in coral-rich and algae covered rocky areas, in lagoons and seaward reefs, including estuarine areas.

Chaetodon flavirostris is omnivorous, and feeds on algae, corals and small invertebrates. It's oviparous, and forms pairs during breeding. Adults are usually seen in pairs, but juveniles tend to be solitary.

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.

Synonyme:
Chaetodon aphrodite Ogilby, 1889
Chaetodon dorsiocellatus Ahl, 1923

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

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