high-fin butterflyfish

Scientific name Coradion altivelis
Descriptor McCulloch
Year of description 1916
IUCN category LC
Family Chaetodontidae
Genus Coradion
Coradion altivelis Coradion altivelis

Introduction

Coradion altivelis, commonly known as high-fin butterflyfish, is a salt water fish.

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Who is it?

Morphology

  • Average size
    16 cm
  • Maximum size
    18 cm
  • Shape
    Circular
  • Pattern
    vertical stripes
  • Average size
    16 cm
  • Maximum size
    18 cm
  • Shape
    Circular
  • Pattern
    vertical stripes

How to recognize the high-fin butterflyfish ?

The high-fin butterflyfish measures between 16 and 18 cm. This fish is tricolore with a predominantly jaune, noir and blanc body. The also has noir vertical stripes.

Behaviour & Life cycle

  • diet
    corallivore
  • Sociability
    solitary
  • territorial
    No
  • Way of living
    diurnal

The high-fin butterflyfish is a fish solitary 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 high-fin 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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What is its habitat?

Natural environment characteristics

  • Temperature
    24 - 29 °C
  • Depth
    3 - 30 m

Biotope presentation

The high-fin 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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