Scientific Name
Chaetodon reticulatus  
Chaetodon reticulatus網紋蝴蝶魚
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author Cuvier, 1831 Depth 1 - 20M
Chinese 網紋蝴蝶魚 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 蝴蝶魚科 Economic Fish No 
Family F393 Chaetodontidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 網紋蝴蝶魚 
Max Length 16 cm  Aquarium Fish Yes  Common Name 網紋蝶 
Distribution in World Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan North、PonFu、LanI Is.、Greeb IS. 
Habitats Coral、Coastal、Lagoon  Holotype Locality Tahiti and Ulea, Caroline Is. 
Synonyms Chaetodon recticulatus, Chaetodon superbus, Chaetodon superbus   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993)  Cuvier, G. etc. 1831 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 
Specimen List ASIZP0069918. ASIZP0804087. ASIZP0914087. NTUM00096Holotype. NTUM00657. NTUM01419. NTUM08083.  
Common Name Reticulated butterflyfish; Reticulated butterfly; Reticulate butterflyfish; Black butterflyfish; Mailed coralfish; Mailed 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 to XIII spines, no notch between spinous and soft dorsal fin; and 23 to 29 soft rays; anal fin with III spines and 18 to 22 soft rays; pectoral fins transparent with 15 to 17 soft rays; pelvic fins with I stout spine and 5 branched rays; caudal fin rounded. Generally black with a broad white vertical band extending from the pelvic to the origin of the dorsal spines; several horizontal rows of white spots on the sides; a pale-edged black bar through eye and a broad band of white just behind it. Juveniles similar to adults but white area proportionally large.
habitats Relatively common on exposed seaward reefs at depths of 5 to 20 m; occasionally on shallow lagoon reefs in areas of rich coral growth and clear water. Juveniles in protected coral areas. In pairs in Indonesia but schools in some Pacific locations. Often i 
Distribution Distributed throughout the tropical western and Central Pacific Ocean from Ryukyu Islands to the Great Barrier Reef and the Hawaiian, Marquesan and Ducie islands. It is found in northern Taiwanese waters, Lanyu and Penghu Is.. 
Utility Marine aquarium fish.