Chaetodon semeion   Bleeker,  1855 (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

Image copyrights: Tanaka, H

Max length : 26.0 cm TL

Color: Body is golden yellow; base of the posterior portions of the dorsal and anal fins black; a prominent vertical black bar running across the eye; diagonal rows of black dots on the sides

Dorsal spines (total): 13 - 14; Dorsal soft rays (total): 23 - 26; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 19 - 22. The abdominal region of females is noticeably thick set.


Synonym (s)
Chaetodon decoratus Ahl, 1923
(Junior synonym)

Common Name (s)
• Dotted Butterflyfish (English)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial

Habitat:  Reef Associated


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • James, C; O'Farrell, S; Hamylton, S; Ingwersen, C and Walker, R The coral reef resources of Mu Ko Surin national park, Thailand Coral Cay Conservation Available at -
  • Rao, DV and Devi, K (2004) A pictorial guide to butterfly and anemone fishes of Andaman and Nicobar Islands 76 pp Available at - NCL, Pune
  • Allen, GR and Mohammed, A (2003) Coral Reef Fishes of Indonesia Zoological Studies 42(1) 26299 Available at - Digital Information Resource Center, Pune.
  • Fischer, W and Bianchi, G (Eds.) (1984) FAO species identification sheets for fishery purposes. Western Indian Ocean; (Fishing area 51). FAO, Rome 1 Available at -

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