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Chaetodon rafflesii (Lattice butterflyfish; Latticed butterflyfish; Latticed coralfish; Raffle's butterflyfish; Raffles' coralfish)

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Language: Bikol; Cebuano; Danish; Davawenyo; Fijian; German; Ilokano; Japanese; Kagayanen; Malay; Mandarin Chinese; Marshallese; Samoan; Tagalog; Visayan; Waray-waray

Wikipedia Abstract

The Latticed Butterflyfish (Chaetodon rafflesii) is a species of butterflyfish (family Chaetodontidae). It is found in the Indo-Pacific region from Sri Lanka to the Tuamotu Islands, north to southern Japan, south to the Great Barrier Reef, and from Palau (Belau) to the eastern Caroline Islands in Micronesia. The Latticed Butterflyfish is an uncommon species found in areas of rich coral growth of lagoons and protected reef flats and seaward reefs from 1–20 m depth. It feeds on sea anemones, polychaetes, and octocorallian and scleractinian coral polyps.
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Prey / Diet

Acropora tenuis (Staghorn coral)[1]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Chaetodon aureofasciatus (goldstriped butterflyfish)1
Chaetodon melannotus (Blackback butterflyfish)1
Chaetodon rainfordi (Northern butterflyfish)1
Chaetodon trifascialis (rightangled butterflyfish)1

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Distribution

American Samoa; Australia; Calamianes Islands; China; Coral Sea and GBR; Davao Gulf; Fiji Islands; Great Barrier Reef; Indian Ocean; Indian Ocean, Eastern; Indian Ocean, Western; Indo-Pacific: Sri Lanka to the Tuamoto Islands, north to southern Japan, south to the Great Barrier Reef; Palau (Belau) to the eastern Caroline Islands in Micronesia.; Indonesia; Indonesian Sea; Japan; Kimbe Bay; Kuroshio Current; Lingayen Gulf; Marshall Islands; Micronesia,Fed.States of; Milne Bay; New Caledonia; North Australian Shelf; Northeast Australian Shelf; Pacific Ocean; Pacific, Eastern Central; Pacific, Northwest; Pacific, Western Central; Palau; Panay Gulf; Papua New Guinea; Philippines; Polynesian Waters; Samoa; South China Sea; Spratly Islands; Sri Lanka; Sulu-Celebes Sea; Tahiti; Taiwan; Thailand; Tonga; Tuamoto Islands; Tubbataha Reefs; Vanuatu; Verde Island Passage; Viet Nam; Yellow Sea;

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1DIETARY SELECTION BY CORAL-FEEDING BUTTERFLYFISHES (CHAETODONTIDAE) ON THE GREAT BARRIER REEF, AUSTRALIA, Morgan S. Pratchett, THE RAFFLES BULLETIN OF ZOOLOGY 2007 Supplement No. 14: 171-176
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