speckled butterflyfish

Scientific name Chaetodon citrinellus
Descriptor Cuvier
Year of description 1831
IUCN category LC
Family Chaetodontidae
Genus Chaetodon
Chaetodon citrinellus Chaetodon citrinellus

Introduction

Chaetodon citrinellus, commonly known as speckled butterflyfish, is a salt water fish.

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Who is it?

Morphology

  • Average size
    11 cm
  • Maximum size
    13 cm
  • Shape
    Circular
  • Pattern
    ponctuations
  • Average size
    11 cm
  • Maximum size
    13 cm
  • Shape
    Circular
  • Pattern
    ponctuations

How to recognize the speckled butterflyfish ?

The speckled butterflyfish measures between 11 and 13 cm. This fish is bicolore with a predominantly jaune and noir body. The also has noir ponctuations.

Behaviour & Life cycle

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

The speckled butterflyfish is a fish living as a couple 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

The speckled butterflyfish is a fish ovipare.

Harmless species

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

Where to find it?

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What is its habitat?

Natural environment characteristics

  • Temperature
    25 - 29 °C
  • Depth
    0 - 36 m

Biotope presentation

The speckled butterflyfish is most often found at a depth between 0m and 36m. However, it is not impossible to find this species at other depths.

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