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Orange Nose Butterfly


Orange Nose Butterfly
Chaetodon flavirostris
Place of origin: 
Coral Sea
South Pacific, eastern Australia to Pitcairn group. Juveniles expatriate to subtropical zones. Various reef habitats, juveniles mainly inshore in bays and estuaries. Adults pair on ocean reefs. Identified by their grey to almost black sides and yellow to bright orange markings. Adults develop a hump on the forehead. Length to 20cm.

The members of the family Chaetodontidae, popularly know as butterflyfishes, coralfishes and bannerfishes. Most species of butterflyfish live in the warm tropical seas of the Indo-Pacific (about 90%) with the remainder in the Atlantic. Only a few species are found in subtropical waters, bordering onto subtemperate zones. The butterflyfish have a highly compressed body in which the back is raised , forming an elongate-oval to near circular shape in some; a small protactible mouth with brush-like teeth in the jaws; a continuous dorsal fin with strong and sharp spines in the anterior section, followed by a large-surface soft part; an anal fin mirroring the soft part of the dorsal fin , headed by 3-5 strong spines, of which the 2nd is often greatly enlarged.

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