Scientific Name
Chaetodon ornatissimus  
Chaetodon ornatissimus華麗蝴蝶魚
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author Cuvier, 1831 Depth 1 - 36M
Chinese 華麗蝴蝶魚 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 蝴蝶魚科 Economic Fish No 
Family F393 Chaetodontidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 華麗蝴蝶魚 
Max Length 20 cm  Aquarium Fish Yes  Common Name 斜紋蝶、角蝶仔(臺東)、紅司公(澎湖)、虱鬢(澎湖) 
Distribution in World India Ocean to Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan East、South、North、PonFu、ShaoLiuChew、LanI Is.、Greeb IS.、Tung Sa IS.、Nan Sa IS. 
Habitats Coral、Coastal、Lagoon  Holotype Locality Tahiti 
Synonyms Chaetodon lydiae, Chaetodon ornatissimus kaupi, Chaetodon ornatus   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993)  Cuvier, G. etc. 1831 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 
Specimen List ASIZP0055367. ASIZP0057780. ASIZP0070072. ASIZP0807355. ASIZP0916797. ASIZP0917355. FRIP00211. FRIP21060. NMMBP05256. NMMBP06233. NMMBP06234. NMMSTP00051. NMNSF00656. NTUM00622. NTUM00623. NTUM00705. NTUM02192. NTUM02442. NTUM02444. NTUM02447. NTUM04817. NTUM06205. NTUM07281.  
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Common Name Ornate coralfish; Ornate butterflyfish; Ornate butterfly; Clown 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 XII or XIII spines, no notch between spinous and soft dorsal fin; and 24 to 28 soft rays; anal fin with III spines and 20 to 23 soft rays; pectoral fins transparent with 15 or 16 soft rays; pelvic fins with I stout spine and 5 branched rays; caudal fin rounded to slightly emarginate. Body white with orange to orange-brown oblique bands on the sides. Two broad yellow-edged black bars on the head; one running across the eye and another on the snout.
habitats Occur in clear waters and coral-rich areas of lagoon and seaward reefs at depths of 5 to 25 m. However, it is only common in seaward reefs. Juveniles are solitary, living among branching corals, while adults are almost always in pairs and are home-ranging 
Distribution Sri Lanka to the Hawaiian, Marquesan and Ducie islands, north to southern Japan, south to Lord Howe and Rapa Islands; throughout Micronesia. Widely around coral reefs in Taiwan. 
Utility Marine aquarium fish.