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Double-saddled Butterflyfish
   

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Order : Perciformes
Family : CHAETODONTIDAE
Species : Chaetodon ulietensis
Maximum Length : 15 cm

The Double-saddled Butterflyfish exhibits the typical body form of members of the family Chaetodontidae, with a laterally compressed body, pointed snout and triangular tail fin.

It possesses two dark 'saddles', one at the front of the body and the other at the rear. There is a dark, vertical band passing through the eye. The rear of the body and tail are bright yellow, and there is a dark spot at the base of the tail.

This species inhabits shallow tropical reefs and lagoons.

It occurs throughout much of tropical Southeast Asia, extending westwards to parts of the Indian Ocean and eastwards to the western and central Pacific Ocean.


Figs 1 and : Specimen from a shallow lagoon of maximum 4 metres depth, with mixed sandy and rubble substrate. Seen at Bora Bora lagoon, French Polynesia. 


References : F3