Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Chaetodontidae  
 Genus Chaetodon  
  Chaetodon rafflesii  Anonymous [Bennett], 1830 
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Synonyms:Anisochaetodon rafflesiChaetodon dahliChaetodon princepsChaetodon rafflesiChaetodon rafflessiChaetodon sebae  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 to XIII spines, no notch between spinous and soft dorsal fin; and 21 to 23 soft rays; anal fin with III spines and 18 to 20 soft rays; pectoral fins transparent with 14 or 15 soft rays; pelvic fins with I stout spine and 5 branched rays; caudal fin rounded. Overall yellow with cross-hatched pattern on the sides; a dark black spot is sometimes present under the spinous portion of the dorsal fin; a black bar runs across the eye. Dorsal, anal and caudal fins have a dark stripe the position of which varies with age. 
Habitat: An uncommon species found in areas of rich coral growth of lagoon and protected reef flats and seaward reefs at depths of 3 to 20 m. Often in pairs. Feed on sea anemones, polychaetes, and octocorallian and scleractinian coral polyps. Oviparous. 
Distribution: Distributed from Sri Lanka and the Andaman Sea throughout the Indo-Malayan region northward to southern Japan, eastward across the tropical southern Pacific Ocean to the Tuamotu Archipelago. Widely around coral reefs in northern and southern Taiwan. 
Utility: Marine aquarium fish. 
Name Code: 381593
  IUCN Red List:LC      Marine     
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