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      Scientific Name: Chaetodon burgessi
      Max. size: 14.0 cm TL (male/unsexed)
      Environment: reef-associated; marine; depth range 40 - 80 m
      Distribution: Western Pacific = Indonesia, Philippines, Palau (Belau), and Pohnpei.
      Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 13; Dorsal soft rays (total): 18-19; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 15-16. Body is white with broad diagonal black stripes across the body, the first from the origin of the first dorsal spine to the soft portion of the anal fin, the second from just anterior of the dorsal fin extending postero-ventrally ending at about the level of the pectoral fin, and the third running vertically across the eye from the forehead.
      Biology: Occurs in drop-offs where gorgonians and black corals are abundant. Usually in depths over 40 m, but in some localities much shallower. Occurs in pairs. It does well in the aquarium and is exported from the Philippines.
      Aquarium Care: This species is from deep waters, so will do best when kept in a dimly lit tank. The Burgess Butterflyfish can be kept with some soft corals (i.e. Litophyton spp. Cladiella spp), mushroom anemones, and maybe some SPS. LPS, however, will be picked at, while tubeworms and aiptasia will be eaten. It is a fish that is more durable and well suited for captivity. Not aggressive to tankmates, and will eat most aquarium foods. Feed an enriched diet to maintain good coloration and health. Can have more than one to a tank.
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      Keywords: Burgess Butterflyfish; Burgess\' Butterfly

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