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Threadfin Butterfly Fish

Chaetodon auriga


"Length is up to 23 cm (9 in). Chaetodon auriga has a neck patch of ascending and a belly patch of descending oblique dark lines. As the name Chaetodon auriga originally refers to the Red Sea population, the spotted population is sometimes separated as subspecies Chaetodon auriga setifer." ~ wiki


" It is found in the Indo-Pacific region from the Red Sea and eastern Africa (south to Mossel Bay, South Africa) to the Hawaiian, Marquesan, and Ducie islands, north to southern Japan, south to Lord Howe Island and Rapa Iti, at depths of between 1 and 35 m." ~ wiki >>Spotted in Gulf of Aqaba.

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Bernadette S
Bernadette S a year ago

Thanks! And, yes, according to the fishbase website, they are sold for aquariums.

Nice spotting! Are they sometimes sold for aquariums?


Lat: 28.47, Long: 34.50

Spotted on Jul 22, 2012
Submitted on Jul 23, 2012

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