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Meyer s butterflyfish




Meyer s butterflyfish Information

English Name:

Meyer s butterflyfish

Common Name:

Meyer s butterflyfish

Scientific Name:

Chaetodon meyeri

Local Name:

Oirongu bibee

Name in Dhivehi:

އޮއިރޮނގު ބިބީ


Kingdom:

Animalia

Phylum:

Chordata

Class:

Actinopterygii

Order:

Perciformes

Family:

chaetodontidae

Genus:

Chaetodon



Meyer s butterflyfish IUCN Red List Status

Meyer s butterflyfish Description

Dorsal fin with 12 spines and 23-24 rays. Anal fin with 3 spines and 18-20 rays. Pectoral fin with 15-16 rays. Body depth 1.3-1.6 in standard length. It is coloured ground colour pale grey edged with yellow. Distinctive pattern of black curved lines on body.

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Meyer s butterflyfish Distribution and Habitat

Usually seen in pairs; found in rich coral areas at depths between 3-25 m. Juveniles remain near the shelter of branching corals. Feeds on coral polyps.

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Meyer s butterflyfish Information

English Name:

Meyer s butterflyfish

Common Name:

Meyer s butterflyfish

Scientific Name:

Chaetodon meyeri

Local Name:

Oirongu bibee

Name in Dhivehi:

އޮއިރޮނގު ބިބީ

Synonyms:


Kingdom:

Animalia

Phylum:

Chordata

Class:

Actinopterygii

Order:

Perciformes

Family:

chaetodontidae

Genus:

Chaetodon


Meyer s butterflyfish References

  • M.R.C. (2003) Fishes of the Maldives. Marine Research Centre, Ministry of Fisheries, Agriculture and Marine Resources, Rebulic of Maldives. - ISBN 99915-62-12-5