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lexID: 1527 AphiaID: 273334 Scientific: Chaetodon dialeucos German: Oman-Falterfisch English: Oman Butterflyfish Category: Butterflyfishes Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Chaetodontidae (Family) > Chaetodon (Genus) > dialeucos (Species) Initial determination: Salm & Mee, 1989 Occurrence: Arabian Sea, Gulf of Aden, Gulf of Oman / Oman, Red Sea, Yemen Sea depth: 1 - 10 Meter Size: up to 7.09" (18 cm) Temperature: 71.6 °F - 82.4 °F (22°C - 28°C) Food: Food specialist, Zooplankton Tank: 175.98 gal (~ 800L) Difficulty: Experts only! Very hard to keep 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: 2005-05-28 12:06:01
Last edit: 2018-02-19 18:36:55
Salm & Mee, 1989
Chaetodon dialeucos also known as the Oman Butterflyfish is to be found endemic in the western Indian Ocean along the coast of Oman. The maximum total length is about 18 cm. Inhabits rocky and coral reefs. Feeds on worms, and other invertebrates; forms pairs.
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) > Actinopteri (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Percoidei (Suborder) > Chaetodontidae (Family) > Chaetodon (Genus) > Chaetodon dialeucos (Species)
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