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Chaetodon ephippium Cuvier, 1831
SADDLE BUTTERFLYFISH
Black-blotched Butterfly-fish; Saddleback Butterflyfish; Saddled Butterflyfish

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Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Chaetodontidae  
 Genus Chaetodon  
  Chaetodon ephippium    Cuvier, 1831 
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Synonyms: Chaetodon garnoti Chaetodon mulsanti Chaetodon principalis   details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993)
Character: Body oval, deep, strongly compressed. Head length about equal to head height; preopercle smooth, without prominent spines. Snout short. Small protractile mouth with brush-like teeth in the jaws. Dorsal fin with XII to XIV spines, no notch between spinous and soft dorsal fin; and 21 to 24 soft rays; anal fin with III spines and 20 to 22 soft rays; pectoral fins transparent with 15 or 16 soft rays; pelvic fins with I stout spine and 5 branched rays; caudal fin rounded. Overall yellowish grey with a large black spot bordered below by a broad white band on the back, and wavy blue lines on the lower sides; a short narrow black bar through eye. Adults have a filament extending posteriorly from the upper part of the soft portion of the dorsal fin. 
Habitat: Occur in lagoons and seaward reefs to a depth of 30 m, prefers coral-rich and clear water areas. Encountered singly, in pairs or small groups (adults often in pairs; juveniles solitary and inshore). Feed on filamentous algae, small invertebrates, coral po 
Distribution: Commonly distributed in tropical and subtropical coastal waters of Indo-Pacific from Cocos-Keeling Islands to the Hawaiian, Marquesan and Tuamoto Islands, north to southern Japan, south to Rowley Shoals and New South Wales, Australia. Widely around coral  
Utility: Marine aquarium fish. 
Name Code: 381578
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Chaetodon ephippium
UCMP specimen card
ID: 2222 0904 0004 0067 [detail]
© University of California Museum of Paleontology

Chaetodon ephippium
Chaetodon ephippium
Saddled Butterflyfish
ID: 0000 0000 0806 0034 [detail]
Lovell and Libby Langstroth
© 2006 California Academy of Sciences

Chaetodon ephippium
Chaetodon ephippium
ID: 4444 4444 1106 0141 [detail]
© 2006 Moorea Biocode

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Chaetodon ephippium Cuvier , 1831

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Chaetodontidae (Butterflyfishes)
Etymology: Chaetodon: Greek, chaite = hair + Greek, odous = teeth (Ref. 45335 ) .  More on author: Cuvier .

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 0 - 30 m (Ref. 1602 ).   Tropical; 30°N - 30°S, 79°E - 130°W

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Indo-Pacific: Sri Lanka (Ref. 10361 ) and Cocos-Keeling Islands to the Hawaiian, Marquesan and Tuamoto islands, north to southern Japan, south to Rowley Shoals and New South Wales, Australia.

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Maturity: L m   ?   range ? - ? cm
Max length : 30.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 559 )

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Dorsal spines (total): 12 - 14; Dorsal soft rays (total): 21-25; Anal spines : 3; Anal soft rays : 20 - 23.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occur in lagoons and seaward reefs to a depth of 30 m, prefer coral-rich and clear water areas (Ref. 205 ). Benthopelagic (Ref. 58302 ). Encountered singly, in pairs or small groups (adults often in pairs; juveniles solitary and inshore). Feed on filamentous algae, small invertebrates, coral polyps, and fish eggs. Oviparous (Ref. 205 ). Form pairs during breeding (Ref. 205 ).

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Distinct pairing (Ref. 205 ). Monogamous mating is observed as both obligate and social (Ref. 52884 ).

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Myers, R.F. , 1991. Micronesian reef fishes. Second Ed. Coral Graphics, Barrigada, Guam. 298 p. (Ref. 1602 )

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744 )

  Least Concern (LC)  ; Date assessed: 08 October 2009

CITES (Ref. 115941 )

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361 )

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless (Ref. 4859 )




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969 ): 25 - 29.3, mean 28.5 (based on 2323 cells). Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805 ):  PD 50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high]. Bayesian length-weight: a=0.02239 (0.01369 - 0.03661), b=3.02 (2.88 - 3.16), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this species & Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245 ). Trophic Level (Ref. 69278 ):  3.0   ±0.43 se; Based on food items. Resilience (Ref. 69278 ):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.). Vulnerability (Ref. 59153 ):  Low vulnerability (24 of 100) . Price category (Ref. 80766 ):   Unknown .

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