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Is a species of butterflyfish (family Chaetodontidae). Pale wih oblique purplish stripes, anal fin red, base of tail pale. Yellow edged black band across base of anal fin. Usually in pairs.
It is found in the Pacific Ocean from Eastern Indonesia to the Hawaiian islands. This is one species of a closely related group which includes the Blacktail butterflyfish which is found in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden and the Melon butterflyfish which is found in the Indian Ocean. Coral rich areas up to 20 m. Similar to C. trifasciatus