Chaetodon guttatissimus   Bennett,  1833 (Fish)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order:Perciformes
Family:Chaetodontidae

Image copyrights: Randall, JE

Description
Size: 12 cm TL.

Color: Body pale with close-set dusky spots, forming a vertical pattern on upper sides and horizontal on lower. Yellow margin on dorsal fin with bright orange above the caudal peduncle.

Dorsal spines (total): 12 - 13; Dorsal soft rays (total): 22 - 24; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 16 - 18.

Oviparous. Form pairs during breeding.


Synonym (s)
Chaetodon bimaculatus (non Bloch, 1790)
(misapplied)
Choetodon maculatus Lienard, 1891
(junior synonym)
Tetragonoptrus bimaculatus (non Bloch, 1790)
(misapplied)

Common Name (s)
• Peppered Butterflyfish (English)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Reef Associated
Trophic Level:  Tertiary Consumer
Prey:  Polychaetes, coral polyps, algae

Biogeography


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands (Lat: 10) (Long: 93) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Great Nicobar Island INDIA (Record: 08/2000-07/2003)

Literature Source(s)
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