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Chaetodon pelewensis Dot and dash Butterflyfish, Dot-and-dash Butterflyfish, Dot-and-dash Coralfish, Sunset Butterflyfish, Sunset Butterflyfish

Chaetodon pelewensisis commonly referred to as Dot and dash Butterflyfish, Dot-and-dash Butterflyfish, Dot-and-dash Coralfish, Sunset Butterflyfish, Sunset 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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Dot and Dash Butterflyfish, Fiji, Beqa Lagoon, 2008


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lexID:
1543 
AphiaID:
273353 
Scientific:
Chaetodon pelewensis 
German:
Diagonalstreifen-Falterfisch 
English:
Dot And Dash Butterflyfish, Dot-and-dash Butterflyfish, Dot-and-dash Coralfish, Sunset Butterflyfish, Sunset Butterflyfish 
Category:
Butterflyfishes 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Chaetodontidae (Family) > Chaetodon (Genus) > pelewensis (Species) 
Initial determination:
Kner, 1868 
Occurrence:
American Samoa, Austral Islands, Australia, Bora Bora, Central Pazific, Chile, Cook Islands, Easter Island (Rapa Nui), Eastern Pacific Ocean, Fiji, French Polynesia, Gambier Islands, Great Barrier Reef, Indonesia, Kiribati, Line Islands, Lord Howe Island, Marquesas Islands, Moorea, New Caledonia, New Guinea, Niue, Norfolk Island, Palau, Papua, Papua New Guinea, Phoenix Islands, Pitcairn Islands, Queensland (Australia), Rangiroa, Samoa, Solomon Islands, South-Pazific, Sulawesi, Tahiti, the Society Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuamoto Islands, Tuvalu, United States Minor Outlying Islands, Vanuatu, Wallis and Futuna, Western Pacific Ocean 
Sea depth:
1 - 45 Meter 
Size:
up to 4.72" (12 cm) 
Temperature:
71.6 °F - 80.6 °F (22°C - 27°C) 
Food:
Coral polyps = corallivorous, Food specialist 
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:
 
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2020-03-11 18:39:29 

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Kner, 1868

Chaetodon pelewensis also commonly referred as the Dot-and-Dash Butterflyfish, Spotbanded Butterflyfish or Punctato Butterflyfish has a yellow body with diagonal bands of black spots that become solid lines at the rear of the body. An orange bar with a black margin passes through the eye and the caudal fin base is orange.

The Dot-and-Dash Butterflyfish can be found in tropical waters of the Western Pacific, from New Guinea, south to Australia and east to the Tuamoto Islands. It is often seen in pairs as well as in very large schools.

Chaetodon pelewensis inhabits offshore reefs with abundant coral cover and is well known as coral eater and eats as well small invertebrates

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) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Chaetodontidae (Family) > Chaetodon (Genus)

External links

  1. FishBase (multi). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.

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Dot and Dash Butterflyfish, Fiji, Beqa Lagoon, 2008
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Copyright Ditch Townsend, Quayle's Reef, Bootless Bay, Papau-Neuguinea
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Copyright J. E. Randall, Foto Australien, Great Barrier Reef
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© David C. Cook, Wonga Beach, Australia
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