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Eightband Butterflyfish

Chaetodon octofasciatus


Also known as Eight-striped Butterflyfish. Feed exclusively on coral polyps, and grow to a length of about 12cm.


They swim in pairs in coral-rich areas of sheltered lagoons and inshore reefs; juveniles are seen in groups among Acropora coral. Depths of 3 to 20m. Widespread in the Indo-Asia Pacific region.


Spotted these beauties at a depth of 5m, at the San Juan dive site, Samal Island, Davao, Philippines.

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Blogie 6 years ago

Thanks, Sachin & Donna!

DonnaPomeroy 6 years ago

What a beautiful fish. I've never seen this species before.

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 6 years ago

Cool yellow,

Davao Del Norte, Philippines

Lat: 6.99, Long: 125.72

Spotted on Mar 11, 2012
Submitted on Mar 13, 2012

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