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Family Chaetodontidae


Chaetodon punctatofasciatus

Wakatobi, Indonesia

 SPOTBAND BUTTERFLYFISH    Shichisen-chochouo

Common as pair on coral reefs to 150 feet.  Feeds upon coral polyps, invertebrates, and algae.  Attains 5 inches.  Indonesia to Okinawa and the Line Islands.  Chaetodon pelewensis has diagonal rows of dark spots.  Replaced by Chaetodon guttatissimus in the Indian Ocean.