double-saddle butterflyfish

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

Introduction

Chaetodon ulietensis, commonly known as double-saddle butterflyfish, is a salt water fish.

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Who is it?

Morphology

  • Average size
    15 cm
  • Maximum size
    15 cm
  • Shape
    Circular
  • Pattern
    vertical stripes
  • Average size
    15 cm
  • Maximum size
    15 cm
  • Shape
    Circular
  • Pattern
    vertical stripes

How to recognize the double-saddle butterflyfish ?

The double-saddle butterflyfish measures between 15 and 15 cm. This fish is tricolore with a predominantly jaune, noir and blanc body. The also has noir vertical stripes.

Behaviour & Life cycle

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

The double-saddle butterflyfish is a fish living as a couple or alone naturally found near the bottom. This species is omnivorous .

Although the double-saddle butterflyfish is non-territorial, it is sometimes aggressive towards other species. It also shows signs of aggression towards its conspecifics.

Reproduction

  • Reproduction
    ovipare

The double-saddle butterflyfish is a fish ovipare.

Harmless species

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

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Natural environment characteristics

  • Depth
    2 - 30 m

Biotope presentation

The double-saddle butterflyfish is most often found at a depth between 2m and 30m. However, it is not impossible to find this species at other depths.

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