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Butterflyfishes of the Genus Chaetodon

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  Chaetodon baronessa


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Bad Chaetodon Butterflies:
Historically 90 some percent of these species specimens are dead within a month of wild collection

Chaetodon adiergastos  Seale 1910, the Panda Butterflyfish. Far west tropical Pacific in distribution. A coral polyp plus other invertebrate feeder. To six inches total length. This one in Pulau Redang, Malaysia. 

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Chaetodon aureofasciatus  Macleav 1878, the Golden-Striped Butterflyfish. From all along Australia's northern coast over to New Guinea. Another coral polyp feeder. Images from off of Queensland in Australia. Go visit it there. Below; one, two and five (maximum size) individuals. 
Chaetodon austriacus  Ruppell 1835, the Red Sea Melon or Exquisite Butterflyfish. A Red Sea and Gulf of Aden endemic. Never lives in captivity, unlike so many of the other fishes hailing from this area. A feeder on live corals, anemones and snail eggs. Pix from the Red Sea.

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Chaetodon baronessa Cuvier 1831, the Eastern Triangular or Baroness Butterflyfish. Like the similar Indian Ocean congener, Chaetodon triangulum, this fish is a strict feeder on coral polyps. Too often shipped out of Fiji, the Philippines and Indonesia. To six inches in the wild.

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Chaetodon bennetti Cuvier 1831, Bennett's Butterflyfish. Central Pacific to Africa's east coast. To about six inches total length. Most all food consists of coral polyps. Juvenile and adult coloration in specimens in the Cook Islands and Fiji shown.

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