Chaetodontidae - Butterflyfishes

Use the table to access images and fact sheets of the chaetodontid fishes on the site.

A Doublesaddle Butterflyfish at the Great Barrier Reef

Erik Schlögl © Erik Schlögl

Amphichaetodon howensis Lord Howe Butterflyfish
Chaetodon adiergastos Philippine Butterflyfish
Chaetodon auriga Threadfin Butterflyfish
Chaetodon baronessa  Triangular Butterflyfish 
Chaetodon bennetti Bennett's Butterflyfish
Chaetodon citrinellus Citron Butterflyfish
Chaetodon ephippium  Saddle Butterflyfish
Chaetodon flavirostris Dusky Butterflyfish
Chaetodon guentheri Gunther's Butterflyfish
Chaetodon kleinii Klein's Butterflyfish
Chaetodon lunula Racoon Butterflyfish
Chaetodon lunulatus Pinstripe Butterflyfish
Chaetodon melannotus Blackback Butterflyfish
Chaetodon mertensii  Merten's Butterflyfish 
Chaetodon octofasciatus Eight-banded Butterflyfish
Chaetodon ornatissimus Ornate Butterflyfish
Chaetodon pelewensis Dot-and-Dash Butterflyfish
Chaetodon plebeius Bluespot Butterflyfish
Chaetodon rafflesii Lattice Butterflyfish
Chaetodon rainfordi  Rainford's Butterflyfish 
Chaetodon reticulatus Reticulated Butterflyfish
Chaetodon semeion Dotted Butterflyfish 
Chaetodon speculum Ovalspot Butterflyfish 
Chaetodon tricinctus Threeband Butterflyfish
Chaetodon trifascialis Chevroned Butterflyfish
Chaetodon ulietensis  Doublesaddle Butterflyfish 
Chaetodon unimaculatus  Teardrop Butterflyfish
Chaetodon vagabundus Vagabond Butterflyfish
Chelmon rostratus  Beaked Coralfish 
Chelmonops curiosus Western Talma
Chelmonops truncatus Eastern Talma
Coradion altivelis Highfin Coralfish
Forcipiger flavissimus Forcepsfish
Forcipiger longirostris Longnose Butterflyfish
Hemitaurichthys polylepis  Pyramid Butterflyfish 
Heniochus acuminatus Longfin Bannerfish
Heniochus chrysostomus  Pennant Bannerfish
Heniochus diphreutes Schooling Bannerfish
Heniochus monoceros Masked Bannerfish
Heniochus singularius Singular Bannerfish 
Parachaetodon ocellatus Ocellate Butterflyfish


Mark McGrouther , Collection Manager, Ichthyology
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