Species

Fish

blackwedged butterflyfish, Falcula butterflyfish

Dorsal fin with 11 spines and 23-26 rays. Anal fin with 3 spines and 20-21 rays. Pectoral fin with 15 rays. Body depth 1.8 in standard length. Snout longer than eye. Coloured white anteriorly and v...

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Meyer s butterflyfish

Dorsal fin with 12 spines and 23-24 rays. Anal fin with 3 spines and 18-20 rays. Pectoral fin with 15-16 rays. Body depth 1.3-1.6 in standard length. It is coloured ground colour pale grey edged wi...

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Bluelashed Butterflyfish, Archer Butterflyfish, Eclipse Butterflyfish

Dorsal fin with 14 spines and 16-18 rays. Anal fin with 3 spines and 14-16 rays. Pectoral fin with 14-16 (usually 15) rays. Body depth 1.4-1.8 in standard length. Colour: Bright yellow. Dark eye ba...

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blackback butterflyfish

Dorsal fin with 12 spines and 18-21 rays. Anal fin with 3 spines and 16-18 rays. Pectoral fin with 14-15 rays. Body depth 1.6-1.8 in standard length. Overall white with bright yellow fins. Numerous...

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Triangulate Butterflyfish, V-lined Butterflyfish

Adults have an elongate white body with narrow chevron markings and may be up to 18 cm (7 in) in length. Juveniles have a mostly yellow tail and a broad black band extending from the rear of the do...

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Indian Vagabond Butterflyfish, Chaetodon decussatus

Growing to a maximum of 20 cm (nearly 8 in) long, it is found on rich coral reefs and also on rubble and rocky areas. The monogamous adults swim in pairs and may be territorial and aggressive to ot...

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Black-lipped Butterflyfish, Blacklip butterflyfish, Klein\'s Butterflyfish

Body is yellowish brown with two broad white vertical bars running across the body one from near the origin of the dorsal spine and the other from the middle of the back. A black bar runs verticall...

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Seychelles butterflyfish

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 poster...

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Triangle butterflyfish

Ground color light brown. Dark chevron markings over most of body. Snout-eye band and opercular bar reddish. Caudal fin with broad black triangular or diamond shaped patch bordered with yellow.

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Threadfin butterflyfish

Chaetodon auriga is up to 23 centimetres (9 in) long. Its body is white with `chevron' markings on the side. Tear edge of the dorsal fin has a prominent black spot, and a prominent black vertical b...