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      Blackburn's Butterflyfish

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      Registered: July 2003
      Location: Sumner
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      Scientific Name: Chaetodon blackburnii
      Max. size: 13.0 cm TL (male/unsexed)
      Environment: reef-associated; marine; depth range - 30 m
      Distribution: Western Indian Ocean = Kenya to about 33°S, Madagascar, and Mauritius. Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 16; Dorsal soft rays (total): 21-23; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 17-18
      Biology: Inhabits outer reef slopes with moderate coral growth.
      Aquarium Care: Not commonly seen in the aquarium hobby. It is thought that this species feeds on small crustaceans and worms, although one food habit study suggested that they feed primarily on soft coral polyps.
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      Keywords: Blackburn\'s Butterflyfish; Blackburn Butterfly

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