Scientific Name
Chaetodon argentatus  
Chaetodon argentatus銀身蝴蝶魚
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author Smith & Radcliffe, 1911 Depth 5 - 20M
Chinese 銀身蝴蝶魚 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 蝴蝶魚科 Economic Fish No 
Family F393 Chaetodontidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 銀身蝴蝶魚 
Max Length 20 cm  Aquarium Fish Yes  Common Name 黑鏡蝶、蝶仔(臺東) 
Distribution in World Australia   Distribution in Taiwan East、South、North、North East、PonFu、ShaoLiuChew、LanI Is.、Greeb IS. 
Habitats Coral、Coastal  Holotype Locality Agojo Point, Philippines 
Synonyms Anisochaetodon argentatus, Chaetodon falcula   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993)  Smith, H. M. etc. 1911 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 
Specimen List ASIZP0054712. ASIZP0059330. ASIZP0059667. ASIZP0063531. ASIZP0070024. ASIZP0804100. ASIZP0914100. BPBMI23214. BPBMI23310. FRIP21347. NMMBP05447. NMMBP05702. NMMSTP00187. NTMP0502. NTUM00595. NTUM00596. NTUM00597. NTUM00598. NTUM00599. NTUM00600. NTUM00601. NTUM00603. NTUM00604. NTUM00608. NTUM00610. NTUM00611. NTUM08008.  
Common Name Three-band butterflyfish; Asian butterflyfish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body oval, deep, strongly compressed. Head length roughly 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 to XIV spines, no notch between spinous and soft dorsal fin; and 21 to 24 soft rays; anal fin with III spines and 16 to 17 soft rays; pectoral fins transparent with 14 to 15 soft rays; pelvic fins with I stout spine and 5 branched rays; caudal fin rounded to slightly emarginate. Body silvery white to yellowish-grey, and reticulated dark marks in sides; 2 broad black bars on body; ocular band reduced to a small black spot above the eye. Distal portion of caudal fin black and transparent white.
habitats Inhabit rocky areas and coral reefs at depths of 5 to 20 m. Often in pairs or groups. 
Distribution Distributed from the coast of Japan, Ryukyu Islands, Taiwan, China, and the Philippines. Widely around coral reefs in Taiwan. 
Utility Marine aquarium fish.