Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Chaetodontidae  
 Genus Chaetodon  
  Chaetodon modestus  Temminck & Schlegel, 1844 
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Synonyms:Chaetodon desmotesCoradion desmotesCoradion modestumCoradion modestusParacanthochaetodon modestusRoa modestus  details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993)
Character: 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 XI spines, no notch between spinous and soft dorsal fin; and 21 to 25 soft rays; anal fin with III spines and 18 to 21 soft rays; pectoral fins transparent with 13 to 15 soft rays; pelvic fins with I stout spine and 5 branched rays; caudal fin rounded. Overall white with two broad brown bars on sides, one continuous with black pelvic fins and the other ending on posterior half of anal fin; a brown bar through eye; an ocellated black spot at base of soft portion of dorsal fin. 
Habitat: Inhabit deep rocky reefs, generally between 120-190 m in the tropics. Found in shallow, muddy open substrates with outcrops of reef or debris in sub-tropical waters. Often in aggregations. Oviparous. 
Distribution: Distributed from Indian east to southern Japan, south to the Philippines, New Guinea and Indonesia. It is found in western Taiwanese waters, Hsiaoliuchiu and Penghu Is.. 
Utility: Marine aquarium fish. 
Name Code: 381586
  IUCN Red List:LC      Marine     
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