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Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Chaetodontidae  
 Genus Chaetodon  
  Chaetodon melannotus  Bloch & Schneider, 1801 
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Synonyms:Chaetodon abhortaniChaetodon dorsalisChaetodon marginatusChaetodon melanotusChaetodon reinwardtiTetragonoptrus dorsalisTetragonoptrus melanotus  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 XII spines, no notch between spinous and soft dorsal fin; and 18 to 20 soft rays; anal fin with III spines and 16 to 18 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 white with bright yellow fins; numerous, narrow, oblique black lines on sides; upper back blackish; a black blotch above anal spines; a yellow-edged, black bar through eye. 
Habitat: Usually solitary or in pairs in coral-rich areas of reef flats, lagoons, and seaward reefs at depths of 3 to 15 m. Juveniles inshore. In pairs or traveling in small groups. Feeds on octocorallian and scleractinian coral polyps. Oviparous. 
Distribution: Widespread in the tropical Indo-Pacific from Red Sea and East Africa to Samoa, north to southern Japan, south to Lord Howe Island. Throughout Micronesia. Widely around coral reefs in Taiwan. 
Utility: Marine aquarium fish. 
Name Code: 381584
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