Scientific Name
Chaetodon bennetti  
Chaetodon bennetti本氏蝴蝶魚
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author Cuvier, 1831 Depth 1 - 30M
Chinese 本氏蝴蝶魚 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 蝴蝶魚科 Economic Fish No 
Family F393 Chaetodontidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 雙絲蝴蝶魚 
Max Length 20 cm  Aquarium Fish Yes  Common Name 本氏蝶、蝶仔(臺東)、紅司公(澎湖) 
Distribution in World India Ocean to Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan East、South、PonFu、LanI Is.、Greeb IS. 
Habitats Coral、Coastal、Lagoon  Holotype Locality Sumatra 
Synonyms Chaetodon benetti, Chaetodon binetti, Chaetodon vinctus   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993)  Cuvier, G. etc. 1831 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 
Specimen List ASIZP0055134. ASIZP0055369. FRIP20362. FRIP21433. NMMBP02382. NMMBP04167. NTUM00666. NTUM00667. NTUM00723. NTUM04814. NTUM04815.  
Common Name Archer butterflyfish; Bennett's coralfish; Bennett's butterflyfish; Bennett's butterfly; Bluelashed 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 XIV spines, no notch between spinous and soft dorsal fin; and 15 to 17 soft rays; anal fin with III spines and 14 to 16 soft rays; pectoral fins transparent with 14 to 16 soft rays; pelvic fins with I stout spine and 5 branched rays; caudal fin rounded. Body yellow and large black blotch with blue circle on sides; a pair of long narrow blue bands, one above pectoral fin and the other curving from in front of the fin to below it; a blue-edged black bar through eye. Juveniles appear to be very similar in coloration to the adults except for the white outline of the black spot which disappears as the fish increases in size.
habitats Occur in lagoon and seaward reefs in areas with rich coral growth. Juveniles may be found in shallow Acropora thickets. Adults occur in pairs. Omnivorous. Feed on coral polyps. 
Distribution Widely distributed in Indo-Pacific from East Africa to the Pitcairn Group, north to Japan, south to Lord Howe and Rapa islands; throughout Micronesia. It is found in eastern and southern Taiwanese waters, and Penghu Is.. 
Utility Marine aquarium fish.