Scientific Name
Chaetodon vagabundus  
Chaetodon vagabundus飄浮蝴蝶魚
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author Linnaeus, 1758 Depth 3 - 30M
Chinese 飄浮蝴蝶魚 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 蝴蝶魚科 Economic Fish No 
Family F393 Chaetodontidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 斜紋蝴蝶魚 
Max Length 23 cm  Aquarium Fish Yes  Common Name 假人字蝶、蝶仔(臺東)、紅司公(澎湖)、米統仔(澎湖) 
Distribution in World India Ocean to Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan East、West、South、North、North East、PonFu、ShaoLiuChew、LanI Is.、Greeb IS.、Tung Sa IS.、Nan Sa IS. 
Habitats Coral、Coastal、Lagoon  Holotype Locality East Indies 
Synonyms Anisochaetodon vagabundus, Chaetodon mesogallicus, Chaetodon nesogallicus, Chaetodon pictus, Chaetodon setifer hawaiiensis, Chaetodon vugabundus, Tetragonoptrus nesogallicus, Tetragonoptrus vagabundus   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993)  沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 
Specimen List ASIZP0057022. ASIZP0057392. ASIZP0057777. ASIZP0058146. ASIZP0058147. ASIZP0058920. ASIZP0059152. ASIZP0059176. ASIZP0059569. ASIZP0060387. ASIZP0060446. ASIZP0066300. ASIZP0071219. ASIZP0071228. ASIZP0071540. ASIZP0073172. ASIZP0073173. ASIZP0074844. ASIZP0800923. ASIZP0805597. ASIZP0805598. ASIZP0805885. ASIZP0805894. ASIZP0900115. ASIZP0910923. ASIZP0915597. ASIZP0915598. ASIZP0915885. ASIZP0915894. FRIP00466. FRIP21107. FRIP22224. FRIP22344. NMMBP00019. NMMBP00772. NMMBP00877. NMMBP00903. ...List all 90 records... 
Barcode2008-03-25,Kui-Ching Hsu,CO1,100%
Common Name Vagabond coralfish; Vagabond's butterflyfish; Vagabond butterflyfish; Butterfly fish; Criss-cross butterflyfish; Crisscross butterflyfish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body oval, deep, strongly compressed. Head length roughly 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-XIII spines, no notch between spinous and soft dorsal fin; and 22 to 25 soft rays; anal fin with III spines and 19 to 20 soft rays; pectoral fins transparent with 14 to 16 soft rays; pelvic fins with I stout spine and 5 branched rays; caudal fin rounded. Overall white with ascendant oblique dark lines on anterior half, and with descendant oblique dark lines on posterior half; a black bar through eye and caudal peduncle; a narrower submarginal black bar posteriorly on median fins.
habitats Found in reef flats, lagoon and seaward reefs and sometimes in turbid waters subject to freshwater runoff. Swim in pairs. Omnivorous, feed on algae, coral polyps, crustaceans and worms. Oviparous. Hardly territorial and often accompanies other species wit 
Distribution Widespread in the Indo-Pacific from Red Sea and East Africa to the Line and Tuamoto islands, north to southern Japan, south to the Lord Howe and the Austral islands. Widely around coral reefs in Taiwan. 
Utility Marine aquarium fish.