Scientific Name
Chaetodon guentheri  
Chaetodon guentheri貢氏蝴蝶魚
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author Ahl, 1923 Depth 5 - 40M
Chinese 貢氏蝴蝶魚 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 蝴蝶魚科 Economic Fish No 
Family F393 Chaetodontidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 貢氏蝴蝶魚 
Max Length 18 cm  Aquarium Fish Yes  Common Name 芝麻蝶、蝶仔(臺東)、紅司公(澎湖)、虱鬢(澎湖) 
Distribution in World Australia   Distribution in Taiwan South、North、North East 
Habitats Coral、Coastal  Holotype Locality Hawaiian Is. 
Synonyms Chaetodon garretti, Chaetodon güntheri, Chaetodon guntheri, Chaetodon miliaris, Chaetodon punctulatus   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993)  沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 
Specimen List ASIZP0059741. ASIZP0066305. ASIZP0066530. ASIZP0067533. ASIZP0069407. ASIZP0800991. ASIZP0801214. ASIZP0801834. ASIZP0802701. ASIZP0805859. ASIZP0910991. ASIZP0911214. ASIZP0911834. ASIZP0912701. ASIZP0915859. ASIZP0916800. FRIP21300. NMMBP02240. NMMBP03358. NMMSTP00586. NTUM00097Holotype. NTUM00136.  
Barcode2007-01-30,柯慧玲,CO1,100% 2008-08-28,Chia-Hao Chang,CO1,100% 2012-01-15,柯慧玲,CO1,100% 2016-02-03,Chia-Hao Chang,CO1,100%
Common Name Crochet butterflyfish; Günther's coralfish; Günther's butterflyfish; Gunther's butterflyfish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body oval, deep, strongly compressed. Head length about equal to head height; preopercle smooth, without prominent spines. Snout short. Small protractile mouth with brush-like teeth in the jaws. Dorsal fin with XIII spines, no notch between spinous and soft dorsal fin; and 21 or 22 soft rays; anal fin with III spines and 18 soft rays; pectoral fins transparent with 14 soft rays; pelvic fins with I stout spine and 5 branched rays; caudal fin rounded. Pearly white with numerous small spots, some forming vertical patterns, and yellow to orange zone covering posterior part of body and dorsal and anal fin; a black bar through eye.
habitats Inhabit seaward reefs in areas with rich coral growth. Usually solitary, but also a schooling species that is often on the move, usually in areas prone to strong currents. Usually deep in Indonesia and adults are rarely found in less than 40 m depth. Main 
Distribution Antitropical in distribution, from southern Japan to Taiwan and the Ryukyu Islands and from Papua New Guinea and the Great Barrier Reef to Lord Howe Island and New South Wales. It is found in southern, northeastern and northern Taiwanese waters. 
Utility Marine aquarium fish.