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Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Inhabit rocky reefs with algae and coral (Ref. 9710). Solitary or in groups (Ref. 9710). Feed on benthic invertebrates (Ref. 9710). Oviparous (Ref. 205). Form pairs during breeding (Ref. 205).
  • Allen, G.R. 1985 Butterfly and angelfishes of the world. Vol. 2. 3rd edit. in English. Mergus Publishers, Melle, Germany. (Ref. 4858)
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Distribution

Range Description

This species occurs in the western Pacific Ocean from southern Vietnam, north and east to southern Japan (including Ryukyu, Izu, and Ogasawara Islands, north to southeast Honshu) including the southern coast of China, Taiwan, and southwest South Korea. It is found at depths of 1-30 m.
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Western Pacific: Japan to Taiwan. Reported from the Maldives Islands (Ref. 4855).
  • Allen, G.R. 1985 Butterfly and angelfishes of the world. Vol. 2. 3rd edit. in English. Mergus Publishers, Melle, Germany. (Ref. 4858)
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Western Pacific.
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Physical Description

Morphology

Dorsal spines (total): 12; Dorsal soft rays (total): 23 - 24; Analspines: 3; Analsoft rays: 18 - 19
  • Burgess, W.E. 1978 Butterflyfishes of the world. A monograph of the Family Chaetodontidae. T.F.H. Publications, Neptune City, New Jersey. (Ref. 4855)
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Size

Maximum size: 200 mm TL
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Max. size

20.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 4858))
  • Allen, G.R. 1985 Butterfly and angelfishes of the world. Vol. 2. 3rd edit. in English. Mergus Publishers, Melle, Germany. (Ref. 4858)
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Diagnostic Description

Description: Body golden brown or brown, horizontal stripes dark brown, head with vertical stripes one broad white with anteriorly adjacent black through eye. Tip of caudal fin is transparent (Ref. 4855). Snout length 2.7-3.4 in HL. Body depth 1.4-1.7 in SL (Ref. 90102).
  • Burgess, W.E. 1978 Butterflyfishes of the world. A monograph of the Family Chaetodontidae. T.F.H. Publications, Neptune City, New Jersey. (Ref. 4855)
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
This species inhabits rocky reefs with some growth of coral and algae. The juveniles generally occupy tidal pools and shallow, protected rocky areas. Animals form aggregations but are also commonly seen alone. The species feeds mostly on small benthic invertebrates. Animals can survive in temperatures as low as 10°C in Japan (Allen 1980, G.R. Allen pers. comm. 2006).

Systems
  • Marine
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Environment

reef-associated; non-migratory; marine; depth range 1 - 30 m (Ref. 90102)
  • Allen, G.R. and M.V. Erdmann 2012 Reef fishes of the East Indies. Perth, Australia: Universitiy of Hawai'i Press, Volumes I-III. Tropical Reef Research. (Ref. 90102)
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Depth range based on 3 specimens in 1 taxon.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 3 - 6

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 3 - 6
 
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Trophic Strategy

Widepsread in rocky and coral reefs (Ref. 9137).
  • Allen, G.R. 1985 Butterfly and angelfishes of the world. Vol. 2. 3rd edit. in English. Mergus Publishers, Melle, Germany. (Ref. 4858)
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Life History and Behavior

Life Cycle

Distinct pairing (Ref. 205).
  • Thresher, R.E. 1984 Reproduction in reef fishes. T.F.H. Publications, Inc. Ltd., Neptune City, New Jersey. 399 p. (Ref. 240)
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Barcode data: Chaetodon auripes

The following is a representative barcode sequence, the centroid of all available sequences for this species.


There are 10 barcode sequences available from BOLD and GenBank.

Below is a sequence of the barcode region Cytochrome oxidase subunit 1 (COI or COX1) from a member of the species.

See the BOLD taxonomy browser for more complete information about this specimen and other sequences.

ACGCGTTGATTTTTCTCTACTAATCATAAAGACATCGGCACCCTCTATCTAGTATTTGGTGCTTGAGCTGGGATAGTGGGCACTGCCCTA---AGCCTGCTCATCCGAGCAGAGCTCAGCCAACCAGGCTCCCTCCTGGGCGAC---GATCAGATCTATAACGTAATTGTTACGGCGCATGCATTCGTAATAATTTTCTTTATAGTAATGCCAATTATGATTGGAGGGTTCGGAAACTGACTGATTCCTCTAATG---ATTGGGGCCCCAGACATAGCCTTCCCTCGGATGAATAATATGAGCTTTTGGCTCCTGCCCCCCTCCTTCTTCCTACTCCTTGCCTCTTCTGGCGTAGAGTCCGGGGCTGGTACCGGATGAACGGTTTATCCCCCACTGGCTGGCAACCTAGCACACGCCGGAGCATCCGTTGATCTA---ACCATCTTCTCCCTCCACCTTGCAGGAGTTTCCTCCATCCTCGGGGCAATTAATTTCATCACAACAATTCTCAACATGAAGCCCCCTGCCATATCTCAATACCAAACCCCCCTTTTCGTGTGGTCTGTTTTAATTACAGCCGTCCTGCTTCTCCTATCCCTCCCCGTCCTTGCAGCC---GGGATTACAATACTCCTTACAGATCGAAACCTAAATACAACCTTTTTCGACCCCGCAGGGGGAGGCGACCCTATTCTATACCAACACCTGTTCTGGTTCTTCGGACATCCTGAAGTGTACATTCTGATTCTCCCTGGCTTCGGAATAATTTCTCACATCGTAGCATACTACTCAGGTAAAAAA---GAACCCTTCGGTTATATGGGAATAGTCTGAGCTATGATGGCTATCGGCCTTTTAGGCTTTATTGTATGAGCTCACCACATATTCACAGTCGGTATAGATGTAGACACTCGAGCTTATTTTACATCCGCTACTATGATTATCGCGATCCCTACCGGTGTTAAAGTCTTTAGCTGACTA---GCAACC
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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Chaetodon auripes

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 10
Specimens with Barcodes: 13
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
LC
Least Concern

Red List Criteria

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2010

Assessor/s
Myers, R. & Pratchett, M.

Reviewer/s
Elfes, C., Polidoro, B., Livingstone, S. & Carpenter, K.E.

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Justification
This species has a relatively small distribution and lives on rocky reefs. Coral reef degradation has occurred within its distribution, but this species has no specific reliance on coral habitats. There are no other major threats. This species is listed as Least Concern.
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Population

Population

It is generally common with stable populations (G.R. Allen pers. comm. 2006). It is reported to be common at southern Honshu, Shikoku and Kyushu in Japan (Allen 1980).


Population Trend
Stable
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Threats

Major Threats

There appear to be no major threats to this species. Coral reef degradation has occurred within its distribution, but this species has no specific reliance on coral habitats.

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Least Concern (LC)
  • IUCN 2006 2006 IUCN red list of threatened species. www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded July 2006.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions

There appear to be no species-specific conservation measures in place. This species is present within marine protected areas.

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Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems

Benefits

Importance

aquarium: commercial
  • Burgess, W.E., H.R. Axelrod and R.E. Hunziker III 1990 Dr. Burgess's atlas of marine aquarium fishes. T.F.H. Publications, Inc., Neptune City, New Jersey. 768 p.
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Wikipedia

Chaetodon auripes

Chaetodon auripes, the oriental butterflyfish, is a species of butterflyfish in the genus Chaetodon.

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