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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Chaetodontidae Butterflyfishes

Genus: Chaetodon

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Chaetodon adiergastos Philippine butterflyfish Western Pacific 20 TL 1910
Chaetodon andamanensis Andaman butterflyfish Eastern Indian Ocean 15 TL 1999
Chaetodon argentatus Asian butterflyfish Western Pacific 20 TL 1911
Chaetodon assarius West Australian butterflyfish Eastern Indian Ocean 13 TL 1905
Chaetodon aureofasciatus Golden butterflyfish Western Pacific 12.5 TL 1878
Chaetodon auriga Threadfin butterflyfish Indo-Pacific 23 TL 1775
Chaetodon auripes Oriental butterflyfish Western Pacific 20 TL 1901
Chaetodon austriacus Blacktail butterflyfish Western Indian Ocean 13 SL 1836
Chaetodon baronessa Eastern triangular butterflyfish Western Pacific 16 TL 1829
Chaetodon bennetti Bluelashed butterflyfish Indo-Pacific 20 TL 1831
Chaetodon blackburnii Brownburnie Western Indian Ocean 13 TL 1836
Chaetodon burgessi Burgess' butterflyfish Western Pacific 14 TL 1973
Chaetodon capistratus Foureye butterflyfish Western Atlantic 15 TL 1758
Chaetodon citrinellus Speckled butterflyfish Indo-Pacific 13 TL 1831
Chaetodon collare Redtail butterflyfish Indo-West Pacific 18 TL 1787
Chaetodon daedalma Wrought iron butterflyfish Northwest Pacific 15 TL 1902
Chaetodon declivis Marquesas butterflyfish Eastern Indian Ocean 12 TL 1975
Chaetodon decussatus Indian vagabond butterflyfish Indo-West Pacific 20 TL 1829
Chaetodon dialeucos Oman butterflyfish Western Indian Ocean 18 TL 1989
Chaetodon dolosus African butterflyfish Western Indian Ocean 15 TL 1923
Chaetodon ephippium Saddle butterflyfish Indo-Pacific 30 TL 1831
Chaetodon falcula Blackwedged butterflyfish Indian Ocean 20 TL 1795
Chaetodon fasciatus Diagonal butterflyfish Western Indian Ocean 22 TL 1775
Chaetodon flavirostris Black butterflyfish Pacific Ocean 20 TL 1874
Chaetodon flavocoronatus Yellow-crowned butterflyfish Western Pacific 12 TL 1980
Chaetodon fremblii Bluestriped butterflyfish Eastern Pacific 13 TL 1828
Chaetodon gardineri Gardner's butterflyfish Western Indian Ocean 17 TL 1939
Chaetodon guentheri Crochet butterflyfish Western Pacific 18 TL 1923
Chaetodon guttatissimus Peppered butterflyfish Indian Ocean 12 TL 1833
Chaetodon hoefleri Four-banded butterflyfish Eastern Atlantic 27 TL 1881
Chaetodon humeralis Threebanded butterflyfish Eastern Pacific 25.4 TL 1860
Chaetodon interruptus Yellow teardrop butterflyfish Indian Ocean 20 TL 1923
Chaetodon kleinii Sunburst butterflyfish Indo-Pacific 15 TL 1790
Chaetodon larvatus Hooded butterflyfish Western Indian Ocean 12 TL 1831
Chaetodon leucopleura Somali butterflyfish Western Indian Ocean 18 SL 1867
Chaetodon lineolatus Lined butterflyfish Indo-Pacific 30 TL 1831
Chaetodon litus Easter Island butterflyfish Southeast Pacific 15.5 NG 1973
Chaetodon lunula Raccoon butterflyfish Indo-Pacific 20 TL 1802
Chaetodon lunulatus Oval butterflyfish Pacific Ocean 14 TL 1825
Chaetodon madagaskariensis Seychelles butterflyfish Indian Ocean 13 TL 1923
Chaetodon marleyi Doublesash butterflyfish Western Indian Ocean 20 TL 1921
Chaetodon melannotus Blackback butterflyfish Indo-Pacific 18 TL 1801
Chaetodon melapterus Arabian butterflyfish Western Indian Ocean 13 TL 1863
Chaetodon mertensii Atoll butterflyfish Pacific Ocean 12.5 TL 1831
Chaetodon mesoleucos White-face butterflyfish Western Indian Ocean 13 TL 1775
Chaetodon meyeri Scrawled butterflyfish Indo-Pacific 20 TL 1801
Chaetodon miliaris Millet butterflyfish Eastern Central Pacific 13 SL 1825
Chaetodon mitratus Indian butterflyfish Western Indian Ocean 14 SL 1860
Chaetodon multicinctus Pebbled butterflyfish Eastern Central Pacific 12 TL 1863
Chaetodon nigropunctatus Black-spotted butterflyfish Western Indian Ocean 14 TL 1880
Chaetodon nippon Japanese butterflyfish Western Pacific 15 TL 1883
Chaetodon ocellatus Spotfin butterflyfish Western Atlantic 20 TL 1787
Chaetodon ocellicaudus Spot-tail butterflyfish Western Central Pacific 15 TL 1831
Chaetodon octofasciatus Eightband butterflyfish Indo-West Pacific 12 TL 1787
Chaetodon ornatissimus Ornate butterflyfish Indo-Pacific 20 TL 1831
Chaetodon oxycephalus Spot-nape butterflyfish Indo-Pacific 25 TL 1853
Chaetodon paucifasciatus Eritrean butterflyfish Western Indian Ocean 14 TL 1923
Chaetodon pelewensis Sunset butterflyfish Pacific Ocean 12.5 TL 1868
Chaetodon pictus Horseshoe butterflyfish Western Indian Ocean 1775
Chaetodon plebeius Blueblotch butterflyfish Western Pacific 15 TL 1831
Chaetodon punctatofasciatus Spotband butterflyfish Indo-Pacific 12 TL 1831
Chaetodon quadrimaculatus Fourspot butterflyfish Pacific Ocean 16 TL 1831
Chaetodon rafflesii Latticed butterflyfish Indo-Pacific 18 TL 1830
Chaetodon rainfordi Rainford's butterflyfish Western Pacific 15 TL 1923
Chaetodon reticulatus Mailed butterflyfish Pacific Ocean 18 TL 1831
Chaetodon robustus Three-banded butterflyfish Eastern Central Atlantic 14.5 SL 1860
Chaetodon sanctaehelenae Saint Helena butterflyfish Southeast Atlantic 18 TL 1868
Chaetodon sedentarius Reef butterflyfish Western Atlantic 15 TL 1860
Chaetodon selene Yellow-dotted butterflyfish Western Pacific 16 TL 1853
Chaetodon semeion Dotted butterflyfish Indo-Pacific 26 TL 1855
Chaetodon semilarvatus Bluecheek butterflyfish Western Indian Ocean 23 TL 1831
Chaetodon smithi Smith's butterflyfish Eastern Pacific 19 TL 1975
Chaetodon speculum Mirror butterflyfish Indo-Pacific 18 TL 1831
Chaetodon striatus Banded butterflyfish Western Atlantic 16 TL 1758
Chaetodon tinkeri Hawaiian butterflyfish Pacific Ocean 15 TL 1951
Chaetodon triangulum Triangle butterflyfish Indian Ocean 16 TL 1831
Chaetodon trichrous Tahiti butterflyfish Eastern Pacific 12 TL 1874
Chaetodon tricinctus Three-striped butterflyfish Southwest Pacific 15 TL 1901
Chaetodon trifascialis Chevron butterflyfish Indo-Pacific 18 TL 1825
Chaetodon trifasciatus Melon butterflyfish Indo-Pacific 15 TL 1797
Chaetodon ulietensis Pacific double-saddle butterflyfish Indo-Pacific 15 TL 1831
Chaetodon unimaculatus Teardrop butterflyfish Indo-Pacific 20 TL 1787
Chaetodon vagabundus Vagabond butterflyfish Indo-Pacific 23 TL 1758
Chaetodon wiebeli Hongkong butterflyfish Western Pacific 19 TL 1863
Chaetodon xanthocephalus Yellowhead butterflyfish Western Indian Ocean 20 TL 1833
Chaetodon xanthurus Pearlscale butterflyfish Western Pacific 14 SL 1857
Chaetodon zanzibarensis Zanzibar butterflyfish Western Indian Ocean 12 TL 1867



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