Scientific Name
Chaetodon selene  
Chaetodon selene彎月蝴蝶魚
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author Bleeker, 1853 Depth 10 - 50M
Chinese 彎月蝴蝶魚 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 蝴蝶魚科 Economic Fish No 
Family F393 Chaetodontidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 彎月蝴蝶魚 
Max Length 16 cm  Aquarium Fish Yes  Common Name 彎月蝶、紅司公(澎湖)、米統仔(澎湖) 
Distribution in World Australia   Distribution in Taiwan South、North East 
Habitats Coral、Coastal  Holotype Locality Lawajong, Solor I., Indonesia 
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993)  Bleeker, P. 1853 Yasuda, F. etc. 1975 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 
Specimen List ASIZP0070736. NMMBP02914. NTUM00566.  
Common Name Yellowdotted butterflyfish; Yellow-dotted butterflyfish; Moon coralfish 
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 spines, no notch between spinous and soft dorsal fin; and 22 to 28 soft rays; anal fin with III spines and 20 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. Series of yellow dots, running at diagonal lines over the sides; a black band extending from caudal peduncle along bases of dorsal and anal fins.
habitats Inhabit coastal reefs at depths of 10 to 50 m, primarily on rubble slopes. Oviparous. Adults usually swim in pairs in search of small benthic invertebrates. 
Distribution Distributed throughout the Indo-Malayan region and western New Guinea, northward to the Ryukyu Islands. It is found in southern Taiwanese waters. 
Utility Marine aquarium fish.