Scientific Name
Chaetodon kleinii  
Chaetodon kleinii克氏蝴蝶魚
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author Bloch, 1790 Depth 4 - 61M
Chinese 克氏蝴蝶魚 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 蝴蝶魚科 Economic Fish No 
Family F393 Chaetodontidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 珠蝴蝶魚 
Max Length 15 cm  Aquarium Fish Yes  Common Name 鳳梨蝶、藍頭蝶、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、West、South、North East、PonFu、ShaoLiuChew、LanI Is.、Greeb IS.、Tung Sa IS.、Nan Sa IS. 
Habitats Coral、Coastal、Lagoon  Holotype Locality East Indies 
Synonyms Anisochaetodon kleinii, Chaetodon bellulus, Chaetodon cingulatus, Chaetodon corallicola, Chaetodon flavescens, Chaetodon kleini, Chaetodon melammystax, Chaetodon melastomus, Chaetodon virescens, Choetodon kleinii, Tetragonoptrus kleini   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993)  沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 
Specimen List ASIZP0057388. ASIZP0057770. ASIZP0057771. ASIZP0058145. ASIZP0060039. ASIZP0060384. ASIZP0060432. ASIZP0062605. ASIZP0074576. ASIZP0700022. ASIZP0805822. ASIZP0805842. ASIZP0805872. ASIZP0915822. ASIZP0915842. ASIZP0915872. ASIZP0916801. FRIP03087. FRIP21031. FRIP21244. FRIP22358. NMMBP01711. NMMBP02353. NMMBP05523. NMMBP08596. NMMBP08746. NMMSTP00477. NTMP0407. NTOUP201203-098. NTUM00558. NTUM00560. NTUM00561. NTUM00562. NTUM00563. NTUM00564. NTUM00565. NTUM00567. ...List all 51 records... 
Common Name Whitespotted butterflyfish; Sunburst butterflyfish; Yellowspot butterflyfish; Blacklip butterflyfish; Klein's coralfish; Klein’s butterfly fish; Klein's butterfly; Klein'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 or XIV spines, no notch between spinous and soft dorsal fin; and 20 to 23 soft rays; anal fin with III spines and 17 to 20 soft rays; pectoral fins transparent with 13 to 15 soft rays; pelvic fins with I stout spine and 5 branched rays; caudal fin rounded. Body is yellowish brown with two broad white vertical bars running across the body, one from near the origin of the dorsal spine and the other from the middle of the back. A black bar runs vertically across the eye. There are numerous dotted horizontal stripes on the sides. The margin of caudal fin is transparent.
habitats Occur in deeper lagoons and channels, and seaward reefs. Occur singly or in pairs. Common, omnivorous individuals that feed mainly on soft coral polyps, algae and zooplankton. Oviparous. 
Distribution Widely distributed in tropical and subtropical waters of Indo-Pacific from Red Sea and East Africa to the Hawaiian Islands and Samoa, north to southern Japan, south to New South Wales, Australia and New Caledonia. Throughout Micronesia; also reported from 
Utility Marine aquarium fish.