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Updated 11/6/2012

Family Chaetodontidae

HAWAII & INDO-PACIFIC

Chaetodon trifascialis

South Reef, French Frigate Shoals, 50 feet

 

Rapture Reef, French Frigate Shoals, 70 feet

Juvenile, Moku o Loe, Kaneohe, Oahu, 2 feet

CHEVRON BUTTERFLYFISH    Yarikatagi

Fairly common where Acropora Table Corals exist but nearly absent in Hawaii except at French Frigate Shoals.  Feeds upon coral polyps and mucus.  Vigorously defends its territory from competitors.  Attains 7 inches.  Indo-Pacific.