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Family Chaetodontidae

WESTERN PACIFIC

Chaetodon xanthurus

Wakatobi, Indonesia

Puerto Galera, Philippines

PEARLSCALE BUTTERFLYFISH    Amime-chochouo

Uncommon in deep lagoons and reefs from 10 to 400 feet.  Feeds upon benthic invertebrates and algae.  Has U-shaped saddle lined with white on the forehead & crosshatch pattern on side.  May hybridize with C. mertensiiAttains 5 inches.  Indonesia, Philippines, north to the Ryukyus.