Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Chaetodontidae  
 Genus Chaetodon  
  Chaetodon auripes  Jordan & Snyder, 1901 
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Synonyms:Chaetodon aureusChaetodon colareChaetodon collareChaetodon collarisChaetodon collorisChaetodon dorsiocellatusChaetodon fallax  details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993)
Character: 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 27 soft rays; anal fin with III spines and 17 to 22 soft rays; pectoral fins transparent with 14 to 15 soft rays; pelvic fins with I stout spine and 5 branched rays; caudal fin rounded. Golden yellow becoming brown on upper half of sides; body with many longitudinal dark lines; a prominent black band through eye, and a broad white band behind the eyeband. No dark blotch on caudal peduncle. No vertical dark band on caudal fin, and tip is transparent. 
Habitat: Inhabit rocky reefs with algae and coral. Solitary or in groups. Feed on benthic invertebrates. 
Distribution: Distributed from the northern Philippines and Taiwan to southern Japan. Widely around coral reefs in Taiwan. 
Utility: Marine aquarium fish. 
Name Code: 381574
  IUCN Red List:LC      Marine     
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