Chaetodon citrinellus Cuvier, 1831

Speckled butterflyfish
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Classification / Names Nomi Comuni | Sinonimi | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterigi (pesci con pinne raggiate) > 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 Ecologia

; marino associati a barriera corallina; distribuzione batimetrica 1 - 36 m (Ref. 1602), usually 1 - 5 m (Ref. 90102).   Tropical; 30°N - 32°S, 43°E - 130°W

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Indo-Pacific: East Africa to the Hawaiian, Marquesan and Tuamoto islands, north to southern Japan and the Ogasawara Islands, south to New South Wales (Australia) and Lord Howe Island.

Size / Peso / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 13.0 cm TL maschio/sesso non determinato; (Ref. 9710)

Short description Morfologia | Morfometria

Spine dorsali (totale): 13 - 14; Raggi dorsali molli (totale): 20-22; Spine anali 3; Raggi anali molli: 16 - 17.

Biologia     Glossario (es. epibenthic)

Common in shallow exposed reef flats, lagoons, and seaward reefs; in relatively open areas with scattered corals and occasionally at depth of 36 m (Ref. 205). Benthopelagic (Ref. 58302). May be solitary or in small groups (Ref. 90102). Usually in pairs. Juveniles often in small aggregations and commonly mix with other similar sized juveniles, especially C. kleinii. Feed on small worms, small benthic invertebrates, coral polyps, and filamentous algae. Oviparous. Form pairs during breeding (Ref. 205).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturità | Riproduzione | Deposizione | Uova | Fecundity | Larve

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

Main reference Upload your references | Bibliografia | Coordinatore | Collaboratori

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





Human uses

Pesca: scarso interesse commerciale; Acquario: Commerciale
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 25 - 29.3, mean 28.3 (based on 2407 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.02291 (0.01452 - 0.03614), b=2.95 (2.82 - 3.08), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this species & Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.5   ±0.3 se; Based on diet studies.
Resilienza (Ref. 69278):  Alto, tempo minimo di raddoppiamento della popolazione meno di 15 mesi (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.