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Eightband Butterflyfish

Chaetodon octofasciatus

Description:

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

Habitat:

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.

Notes:

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

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3 Comments

Blogie
Blogie 2 years ago

Thanks, Sachin & Donna!

DonnaPomeroy
DonnaPomeroy 2 years ago

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

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 2 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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