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Racoon Butterfly Fish

Chaetodon lunula


The raccoon butterflyfish, (Chaetodon lunula), also known as the crescent-masked butterflyfish, lunule butterflyfish, halfmoon butterflyfish, moon butterflyfish, raccoon butterfly, raccoon, raccoon coralfish, and redstriped butterflyfish, is a species of butterflyfish (family Chaetodontidae). Yellow-orange, with dusky back and thin dark diagonal bands; black eye band with white patch behind, connected to wide black black bands running to dorsal fin.


It is found in the Indo-Pacific region and in the southeast Atlantic. Its length is up to 20 cm (nearly 8 in)

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1 Comment

I love watching these fish when I am snorkelling in Hawaii.

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Cebu, Philippines

Spotted on Feb 11, 2015
Submitted on Feb 23, 2015

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