blueblotch butterflyfish

Scientific name Chaetodon plebeius
Descriptor Cuvier
Year of description 1831
IUCN category (World) LC
Family Chaetodontidae
Genus Chaetodon
Chaetodon plebeius Chaetodon plebeius

Introduction

Chaetodon plebeius, commonly known as blueblotch butterflyfish, is a salt water fish.

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Who is it?

Morphology

  • Average size
    12 cm
  • Maximum size
    15 cm
  • Shape
    Circular
  • Pattern
    tasks
  • Average size
    12 cm
  • Maximum size
    15 cm
  • Shape
    Circular
  • Pattern
    tasks

How to recognize the blueblotch butterflyfish ?

The blueblotch butterflyfish measures between 12 and 15 cm. This fish is tricolore with a predominantly jaune, bleu and noir body. The also has bleu tasks.

Behaviour & Life cycle

  • diet
    corallivore
  • Sociability
    living in a group or alone
  • territorial
    No
  • Way of living
    diurnal

The blueblotch butterflyfish is a fish living in a group or alone naturally found near the bottom. This species is corallivore .

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 blueblotch 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 - 10 m

Biotope presentation

The blueblotch butterflyfish is most often found at a depth between 0m and 10m. However, it is not impossible to find this species at other depths.

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