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Updated 6/28/2016

Family Chaetodontidae

INDO-PACIFIC

Chaetodon vagabundus

Faga'alu, Tutuila, American Samoa, 5 feet



Sunabe, Okinawa, 20 feet

VAGABOND BUTTERFLYFISH    Furai-chochouo

Common as pair on reefs to 100 feet.  Omnivorous.  Attains 9 inches.   Red Sea to Japan and the Tuamotus.  Chaetodon auriga has orange on the back, replaced by Chaetodon decussatus in India.