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Updated 12/31/2017

Family Chaetodontidae

INDO-PACIFIC

Chaetodon plebeius



Waya, Fiji, 10 feet

Maeda Point, Okinawa, 20 feet

 BLUESTREAK BUTTERFLYFISH    Sumitsuki-tonosamadai

Uncommon on coral reefs to 40 feet.  Feeds upon Acropora polyps and small invertebrates.  May clean parasites from other fish.  Attains 6 inches.  Thailand to Japan, Australia, and Tonga.