oval-spot butterflyfish

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

Introduction

Chaetodon speculum, commonly known as oval-spot butterflyfish, is a salt water fish.

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Who is it?

Morphology

  • Average size
    16 cm
  • Maximum size
    18 cm
  • Shape
    Circular
  • Average size
    16 cm
  • Maximum size
    18 cm
  • Shape
    Circular

How to recognize the oval-spot butterflyfish ?

The oval-spot butterflyfish measures between 16 and 18 cm. This fish is bicolore with a predominantly jaune and noir body.

Behaviour & Life cycle

  • diet
    omnivorous with carnivorous tendency
  • Sociability
    solitary
  • territorial
    No
  • Way of living
    diurnal

The oval-spot butterflyfish is a fish solitary 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 oval-spot 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.

Where to find it?

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What is its habitat?

Natural environment characteristics

  • Temperature
    25 - 29 °C
  • Depth
    3 - 30 m
  • Flow
    Medium

Biotope presentation

The oval-spot butterflyfish is most often found at a depth between 3m and 30m. However, it is not impossible to find this species at other depths.

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