foureye butterflyfish

Scientific name Chaetodon capistratus
Descriptor Linnaeus
Year of description 1758
IUCN category LC
Family Chaetodontidae
Genus Chaetodon
Chaetodon capistratus Chaetodon capistratus

Introduction

Chaetodon capistratus, commonly known as foureye butterflyfish, is a salt water fish.

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Who is it?

Morphology

  • Average size
    13 cm
  • Maximum size
    15 cm
  • Shape
    Circular
  • Pattern
    diagonal stripes
  • Average size
    13 cm
  • Maximum size
    15 cm
  • Shape
    Circular
  • Pattern
    diagonal stripes

How to recognize the foureye butterflyfish ?

The foureye butterflyfish measures between 13 and 15 cm. This fish is bicolore with a predominantly jaune, argent and noir body. The also has noir diagonal stripes.

Behaviour & Life cycle

  • diet
    omnivorous with carnivorous tendency
  • Sociability
    living as a couple or alone
  • territorial
    No
  • Way of living
    diurnal

The foureye butterflyfish is a fish living as a couple or alone naturally found near the bottom. This species is omnivorous with carnivorous tendency .

n general, this species does not care much about other animals crossing its path. However, she may show some signs of aggression with conspecifics.

Reproduction

  • Reproduction
    ovipare qui pond en eau libre

The foureye butterflyfish is a fish ovipare qui pond en eau libre.

Harmless species

This species does not represent any particular threats to humans when encountered in its natural environment.

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What is its habitat?

Natural environment characteristics

  • Temperature
    23 - 27 °C
  • Depth
    2 - 20 m
  • Flow
    Medium

Biotope presentation

The foureye butterflyfish is most often found at a depth between 2m and 20m. However, it is not impossible to find this species at other depths.

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