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      Panda Butterflyfish
      Panda Butterflyfish

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      Registered: July 2003
      Location: Sumner
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      Scientific Name: Chaetodon adiergastos
      Max. size: 20.0 cm TL (male/unsexed)
      Environment: reef-associated; non-migratory; marine; depth range 3 - 25 m
      Distribution: Western Pacific = Ryukyu Islands, Taiwan, Indonesia, and Australia.
      Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 12; Dorsal soft rays (total): 23-26; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 18-21. Body color is white with diagonal brown stripes on the sides. The dorsal, caudal anal and pelvic fins are yellow. A broad black band is on the face, covering the eye. A black isolated spot is on the forehead.
      Biology: Inhabit coral reefs and occurs in pairs or groups, usually near soft coral. Juveniles solitary and found on shallow protected reefs or in estuaries. Have never been imported although they can be easily maintained in a tank. Oviparous.
      Aquarium Care: This species is a very poor choice for aquariums, as the survivability is extremely low. The Panda Butterflyfish feeds on coral polyps and other invertebrates.
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      Keywords: Panda Butterflyfish; Butterfly

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