Seychelles butterflyfish grows to a maximum of 13 cm (more than 5 in) long. The body color is silver at the head, becoming white towards the tail, with a triangular orange patch covering the posterior and the caudal peduncle. There are a series of dark grey chevron lines on the sides of the body, partly broken into spots. Between the eyes and the start of the dorsal fin there is a black patch rimmed with white. The base of the caudal fin is white, followed by an orange patch and a white rim.
Seychelles butterflyfish's Behavior & Ecology
The Seychelles Butterflyfish is found in outer reef habitats in areas of rich coral growth on seaward reefs, at 10-40 m depth.. Adults usually occurs in pairs
Seychelles butterflyfish's Reproduction
Form pairs during breeding
Seychelles butterflyfish habitat
Rocky or coral-covered reefs of lagoons and outer slopes (frequently seen adjacent to steep slopes and drop-offs), from 8-60 m. Feeds on algae and benthic invertebrates (G.R. Allen pers. comm. 2006).