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Chaetodon litus Easter Island butterflyfish

Chaetodon litusis commonly referred to as Easter Island butterflyfish. Difficulty in the aquarium: Experts only! Very hard to keep. A aquarium size of at least 700 Liter is recommended. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.


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lexID:
1443 
AphiaID:
273345 
Scientific:
Chaetodon litus 
German:
Osterinsel-Falterfisch 
English:
Easter Island Butterflyfish 
Category:
Butterflyfishes 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Chaetodontidae (Family) > Chaetodon (Genus) > litus (Species) 
Initial determination:
Randall & Caldwell, 1973 
Occurrence:
Chile, Easter Island (Rapa Nui), Endemic species 
Sea depth:
1 - 25 Meter 
Size:
up to 5.91" (15 cm) 
Temperature:
°F - 68 °F (°C - 20°C) 
Food:
Aiptasia, Coral polyps = corallivorous, Food specialist, Invertebrates 
Tank:
153.98 gal (~ 700L) 
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:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2018-05-22 11:46:21 

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Randall & Caldwell, 1973

Very special thanks for the first and wonderful photo of the Easter Island butterflyfish (Chaetodon litus) to Zachary Ramwa from Mississauga, Canada.

Zachary Ramwa has take a photo that shows a group of the Easter Island butterflyfish feed on a seaurchin.

Chaetodon litus, also known as the Easter Island butterflyfish lives endemical on the Eastern Island reefs and is to be found in algal covered rocky reefs. Juveniles in tide pools, observed to pick bodies of other fishes for parasites.

Even if you can find them in your local shop, you may want to pass on this butterfly fish. Its Red List status is D2; please keep them out of your aquarium.

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.

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

External links

  1. FishBase (multi). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.

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