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Lined Butterflyfish

Chaetodon lineolatus

Description:

The largest Butterflyfish, can grow to 30cm. The bigger of these two closer to 20cm. Predominately white body with vertical black lines, a curved black and yellow band from the middle of the back to the base of the anal fin, a wide black eye bar enclosing a white spot on the nape and yellow tail, dorsal and anal fins.

Habitat:

Found on shallow reef between 1 - 3m deep off the coast of Noumea city in New Caledonia. Globally very widespread from East Africa through the Indo Pacific to Hawaii.

Notes:

Images taken from video footage.

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2 Comments

triggsturner
triggsturner a year ago

Thanks Rach. Gotta love modern tech!

remkinloch
remkinloch a year ago

Great images, amazing what you can get off video footage.

triggsturner
Spotted by
triggsturner

Nouvelle-Calédonie, Tromelin Island

Spotted on Aug 26, 2018
Submitted on Sep 16, 2018

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