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Chaetodon multicinctus Hawaii Butterflyfish

Chaetodon multicinctusis commonly referred to as Hawaii Butterflyfish. Difficulty in the aquarium: Experts only! Very hard to keep. A aquarium size of at least 800 Liter is recommended. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.


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lexID:
1454 
AphiaID:
273349 
Scientific:
Chaetodon multicinctus 
German:
Hawaii-Steifenfalterfisch 
English:
Hawaii Butterflyfish 
Category:
Butterflyfishes 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Chaetodontidae (Family) > Chaetodon (Genus) > multicinctus (Species) 
Initial determination:
Garrett, 1863 
Occurrence:
Hawaii, Johnston Atoll 
Sea depth:
5 - 114 Meter 
Size:
up to 4.72" (12 cm) 
Temperature:
75.2 °F - 80.6 °F (24°C - 27°C) 
Food:
Brine Shrimps, Coral polyps = corallivorous, Food specialist, Frozen Food (large sort) 
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
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2005-05-05 11:49:48 

Info

Garrett, 1863

Chaetodon multicinctus also known as the Pebbled Butterflyfish, Many- Banded Butterflyfish or also Multi-Banded Butterflyfish is presently only known to be found endemic in the Hawaiian waters.

The Pebbled Butterflyfish remains fairly small, only reaching an average length of about 10 cm. He has a deep compressed body and is whitish or creamy in color with four to six narrow tan vertical bars and many faint olive spots on both the body and the fins; a gold-brown eye bar on the head and a black and gold bar on the caudal peduncle and further a solid black bar on the caudal fin. The base of the tail also has a reddish/rust colored band.

Chaetodon multicinctus preferentially feeds on coral polyps, but is also known as easily to adapt to other kind of food like dried shrimp or nori and other basic tank foods.


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 multicinctus (Species)

External links

  1. FishBase (multi). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  2. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (multi). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  3. World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.

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am 01.06.05#1
Hawaii, Midway and Johnston Atolls; 12 cm; rare
Midway population with an orange spot on caudal peduncle; common in Hawaii but I did not see any in shallow waters of Oahu; close to C.punctatofasciatus; difficult to keep
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