Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Chaetodontidae  
 Genus Chaetodon  
  Chaetodon reticulatus  Cuvier, 1831 
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Synonyms:Chaetodon recticulatusChaetodon superbus  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 23 to 29 soft rays; anal fin with III spines and 18 to 22 soft rays; pectoral fins transparent with 15 to 17 soft rays; pelvic fins with I stout spine and 5 branched rays; caudal fin rounded. Generally black with a broad white vertical band extending from the pelvic to the origin of the dorsal spines; several horizontal rows of white spots on the sides; a pale-edged black bar through eye and a broad band of white just behind it. Juveniles similar to adults but white area proportionally large. 
Habitat: Relatively common on exposed seaward reefs at depths of 5 to 20 m; occasionally on shallow lagoon reefs in areas of rich coral growth and clear water. Juveniles in protected coral areas. In pairs in Indonesia but schools in some Pacific locations. Often i 
Distribution: Distributed throughout the tropical western and Central Pacific Ocean from Ryukyu Islands to the Great Barrier Reef and the Hawaiian, Marquesan and Ducie islands. It is found in northern Taiwanese waters, Lanyu and Penghu Is.. 
Utility: Marine aquarium fish.  
Name Code: 381594
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