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Chaetodon hoefleri  Steindachner, 1881

Four-banded butterflyfish
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Chaetodontidae (Butterflyfishes)
Etymology: Chaetodon: Greek, chaite = hair + Greek, odous = teeth (Ref. 45335).   More on author: Steindachner.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 10 - 150 m (Ref. 6943), usually 20 - 75 m (Ref. 6943).   Subtropical

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Eastern Atlantic: Cape Blanc and Levrier Bay, Mauritania south to Angola. Two records in the Mediterranean.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 27.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5476); common length : 17.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5476)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 11; Dorsal soft rays (total): 1-24; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 16 - 17

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Coastal species (Ref. 27000). Prefer hard or rocky substrate, also trawled on sandy or muddy bottoms (Ref. 6943). Solitary or comes in pairs when adults, possibly gregarious when young. Feed on bottom invertebrates (Ref. 6759). Oviparous (Ref. 205). Form pairs during breeding (Ref. 205).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Form pairs during breeding (Ref. 205).

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Maugé, L.A., 1990. Chaetodontidae. p. 837-840. In J.C. Quero, J.C. Hureau, C. Karrer, A. Post and L. Saldanha (eds.) Check-list of the fishes of the eastern tropical Atlantic (CLOFETA). JNICT, Lisbon; SEI, Paris; and UNESCO, Paris. Vol. 2. (Ref. 6943)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Reports of ciguatera poisoning (Ref. 30303)




Human uses

Fisheries: of no interest; aquarium: commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.02291 (0.01138 - 0.04611), b=3.01 (2.84 - 3.18), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.5   ±0.37 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (21 of 100) .