Saltwaterfish. Butterflyfishes. Deep-bodied and laterally compressed,
with a single dorsal fin and a small mouth. Inhabit corals reefs in
shallow water where they swim about, usually in mated pairs in search
To be confused with
- Banded Butterflyfish Chaetodon striatus
- Spotfin Butterflyfish Chaetodon ocellatus
Size: 8 to 13 cm, max 15 cm
Colour: white body with yellow caudal fin, a dark bar across the head through the eye and one at the dorsal fin.
Shape: Deep-bodied and laterally compressed and a small mouth.
Habitat environment and ecology
Inhabit corals reefs in shallow water where they swim about, usually in mated pairs in search for food.
BES-eilanden: St. Eustatius.
[Marion Haarsma, feb. 2016]
- DeLoach, N., & Humann, P. (2002). Reef Fish Identification -
Florida Caribbean Bahamas - 3th Edition. New World Publications, Inc.