IUCN threat status:

Least Concern (LC)

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Description

  Common names: butterflyfish (English), mariposa (Espanol)
 
Chaetodon meyeri Bloch & Schneider, 1801

Meyer's butterflyfish,     Scrawled butterflyfish

Body a strongly compressed oval disc; mouth small, at end of a short (~ 2x eye), pointed snout; teeth long and slender; dorsal fin with XII, 23-24; anal fin III, 18-20, 2nd  spine longer than 3rd; rear edges of dorsal and anal fins bluntly angular; tail edge straight to rounded; scales rough, covering dorsal and anal fins as well as head and body; lateral line in a high arch, incomplete (ends under dorsal fin);  47-54 lateral line scales.


Body bluish white; fins yellow with black bands; 3 yellow edged black bars on head; oblique and curved black bars on body.



Size: 20 cm.

Habitat: rocky and coral reefs.


Depth: 2-30 m.

Indo-Pacific; vagrant in the Galapagos and the Revillagigedos.
   

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