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Chaetodon aureofasciatus Golden butterflyfish

Chaetodon aureofasciatusis commonly referred to as Golden butterflyfish. Difficulty in the aquarium: Only for advanced aquarists. A aquarium size of at least 1000 Liter is recommended. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.


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lexID:
478 
AphiaID:
273326 
Scientific:
Chaetodon aureofasciatus 
German:
Goldstreifen-Falterfisch 
English:
Golden Butterflyfish 
Category:
Butterflyfishes 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Chaetodontidae (Family) > Chaetodon (Genus) > aureofasciatus (Species) 
Initial determination:
MacLeay, 1878 
Occurrence:
Australia, Eastern Indian Ocean, Great Barrier Reef, Indonesia, New South Wales (Australia), Northern Territory (Australia), Papua New Guinea, Queensland (Australia), Vietnam, Western Australia 
Sea depth:
5 - 15 Meter 
Size:
4.72" - 5.12" (12cm - 13cm) 
Temperature:
71.6 °F - 82.4 °F (22°C - 28°C) 
Food:
Coral polyps = corallivorous, Food specialist 
Tank:
219.98 gal (~ 1000L) 
Difficulty:
Only for advanced aquarists 
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:
2020-04-17 22:45:39 

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Macleay, 1878

Chaetodon aureofasciatus, also known as the Golden butterflyfish and the Golden-striped butterflyfish; To be found in the Indo-West Pacific from New Guinea, Australia from the Great Barrier Reef to Western Australia and Melanesia. Inhabit singly or in pairs in inshore reefs and coastal areas. Like Chaetodon rainfordi, the closest relative with which it bears many similarities; there are no bars on the body and the median and pelvic fins are bright yellow. Chaetodon aureofasciatus shows a black-edged orange bar through the eye, although this is not joined at the nape. The maximum adult size is around 12,5 cm (5 in.)

This fish is not suitable for a reef tank because its natural diet comprises coral polyps as well as algae and other benthic invertebrates. It is very difficult to get to feed. Live blood worms (Enchytrae) seems to be the best in the first time. After that, it’s only a matter of time before they accept other foods. Juveniles between 1 - 5 cm don't make much problems to feed, adult ones as already described.



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 aureofasciatus (Species)

External links

  1. FishBase (multi). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  2. Hippocampus Bildarchiv (de). Abgerufen am 30.03.2021.
  3. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (multi). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  4. World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.

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