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      Registered: July 2003
      Location: Sumner
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      Scientific Name: Chaetodon striatus
      Max. size: 16.0 cm TL (male/unsexed)
      Environment: reef-associated; marine; depth range 3 - 55 m
      Climate: tropical
      Distribution: Western Atlantic = Massachusetts, USA to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, including the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea. Eastern Central Atlantic = St. Paul's Rocks.
      Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 12; Dorsal soft rays (total): 19-21; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 16-17. With two broad black bars on side of body and a third bar basally in soft portion of dorsal fin which extends onto caudal peduncle; broad black submarginal bands in the median fins; pelvic fins black except for the spine.
      Biology: Inhabits coral reefs. Occurs singly or in pairs. Feeds on polychaete worms, coral polyps, crustaceans and mollusk eggs. Adults may form plankton-feeding aggregations of up to 20 individuals, and occasionally clean other reef fishes which join the group, such as grunts, parrotfishes and surgeon fishes. Generally common.
      Aquarium Care: This species has poor survivability in the captive environment.
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      Keywords: Banded Butterflyfish; Butterfly

  1.   Thu January 20, 2005 3:12am Rating: 10.00 

    1. This is great information,sudjest adding C Irritans and recommended treatments. Tanck you.
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