Scientific Name
Chaetodon punctatofasciatus  
Chaetodon punctatofasciatus點斑橫帶蝴蝶魚
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author Cuvier, 1831 Depth 1 - 45M
Chinese 點斑橫帶蝴蝶魚 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 蝴蝶魚科 Economic Fish No 
Family F393 Chaetodontidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 斑帶蝴蝶魚 
Max Length 12 cm  Aquarium Fish Yes  Common Name 虎皮蝶、繁紋蝶、虱鬢(澎湖) 
Distribution in World India Ocean to Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan East、West、South、North、ShaoLiuChew、LanI Is.、Greeb IS.、Tung Sa IS.、Nan Sa IS. 
Habitats Coral、Coastal、Lagoon  Holotype Locality no locality 
Synonyms Chaetodon punctato-fasciatus, Chaetodon punctatolineatus, Chaetodon punctofasciatus   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993)  Cuvier, G. etc. 1831 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 
Specimen List ASIZP0057395. ASIZP0057774. ASIZP0057778. ASIZP0058596. ASIZP0071221. NMMBP02335. NMMBP02352. NMMBP05225. NMMBP08661. NMMSTP00057. NTUM00578. NTUM00579. NTUM00580. NTUM00581. NTUM00582. NTUM00583. NTUM00584. NTUM00587. NTUM00591. NTUM00593. NTUM00594. NTUM00726. NTUM08010. NTUM08018. NTUM08027. NTUM08032. NTUM08036. NTUM08041. NTUM08042.  
Common Name Sevenband butterflyfish; Spot banded butterflyfish; Spot-banded butterflyfish; Spotted belly butterflyfish; Spotband butterflyfish; Spot band butterflyfish; Spots-and-bands coralfish; Dot and dash 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 22 to 25 soft rays; anal fin with III spines and 17 or 18 soft rays; pectoral fins transparent with 13 or 14 soft rays; pelvic fins with I stout spine and 5 branched rays; caudal fin rounded. Yellow dorsally, shading to white ventrally, with rows of purplish grey spots on lower half of body and 7-8 purplish grey bars on upper half; a black-edged orange bar runs across the eye; posterior edge of the caudal fin is transparent; caudal peduncle is bright orange.
habitats Common in coral rich areas and clear waters of lagoon and seaward reefs at depths of 5 to 40 m. Sometimes found on outer subtidal reef flats. Juveniles secretive. Feed on filamentous algae, corals, and benthic invertebrates. Often in pairs. 
Distribution Widely distributed in Indo-Pacific from Christmas Island to the Line Islands, north to the Ryukyu Islands, south to Rowley Shoals and the northern Great Barrier Reef; throughout Micronesia. Widely around coral reefs in Taiwan. 
Utility Marine aquarium fish.