Chaetodon melapterus, Arabian butterflyfish : aquarium

Chaetodon melapterus Guichenot, 1863

Arabian butterflyfish
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Classification / Names Nombres comunes | Sinónimos | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterígios (peces con aletas radiadas) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Chaetodontidae (Butterflyfishes)
Etymology: Chaetodon: Greek, chaite = hair + Greek, odous = teeth (Ref. 45335).  More on author: Guichenot.

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

; marino asociado a arrecife.   Tropical

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Western Indian Ocean: Persian Gulf and Gulf of Oman; off the Red Sea coast of Yemen and other islands to the south. Although the type locality was stated to be Reunion and cited by several references as occurring there, it is probably erroneous; the species apparently does not occur in the Mascarenes (Ref. 33390).

Tamaño / Peso / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 13.0 cm TL macho / no sexado; (Ref. 11441)

Short description Morfología | Morfometría

Espinas dorsales (total): 13; Radios blandos dorsales (total): 19-21; Espinas anales 3; Radios blandos anales: 18 - 19

Biología     Glosario (por ej. epibenthic)

Found in coral rich areas of shallow coastal reefs. Occasionally in aggregations. Feed exclusively on coral polyps (Ref. 9710). Oviparous (Ref. 205). Form pairs during breeding (Ref. 205).

Life cycle and mating behavior Madurez | Reproducción | Puesta | Huevos | Fecundidad | Larva

Form pairs during breeding (Ref. 205). Monogamous mating is observed as both obligate and social (Ref. 52884).

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Burgess, W.E., 1978. Butterflyfishes of the world. A monograph of the Family Chaetodontidae. T.F.H. Publications, Neptune City, New Jersey. (Ref. 4855)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)

  Least Concern (LC) ; Date assessed: 07 October 2009

CITES (Ref. 118484)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





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Acuario: Comercial
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Estimates based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 25.2 - 29.3, mean 27.1 °C (based on 298 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.02291 (0.01108 - 0.04738), b=3.00 (2.83 - 3.17), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Nivel trófico (Ref. 69278):  3.3   ±0.61 se; based on food items.
Resiliencia (Ref. 120179):  Alto, población duplicada en un tiempo mínimo inferior a 15 meses (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (11 of 100) .