Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Chaetodontidae  
 Genus Chaetodon  
  Chaetodon kleinii  Bloch, 1790 ( 👉 redirect to new TaiCOL )
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Synonyms:Anisochaetodon kleiniiChaetodon bellulusChaetodon cingulatusChaetodon corallicolaChaetodon flavescensChaetodon kleiniChaetodon melammystaxChaetodon melastomusChaetodon virescensChoetodon kleiniiTetragonoptrus kleini  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 XIII or XIV spines, no notch between spinous and soft dorsal fin; and 20 to 23 soft rays; anal fin with III spines and 17 to 20 soft rays; pectoral fins transparent with 13 to 15 soft rays; pelvic fins with I stout spine and 5 branched rays; caudal fin rounded. Body is yellowish brown with two broad white vertical bars running across the body, one from near the origin of the dorsal spine and the other from the middle of the back. A black bar runs vertically across the eye. There are numerous dotted horizontal stripes on the sides. The margin of caudal fin is transparent. 
Habitat: Occur in deeper lagoons and channels, and seaward reefs. Occur singly or in pairs. Common, omnivorous individuals that feed mainly on soft coral polyps, algae and zooplankton. Oviparous. 
Distribution: Widely distributed in tropical and subtropical waters of Indo-Pacific from Red Sea and East Africa to the Hawaiian Islands and Samoa, north to southern Japan, south to New South Wales, Australia and New Caledonia. Throughout Micronesia; also reported from 
Utility: Marine aquarium fish. 
Name Code: 381580
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