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Chaetodon humeralis  Günther, 1860

Threebanded 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: Günther.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 3 - 50 m (Ref. 37955), usually 3 - 12 m (Ref. 2850).   Tropical; 40°N - 20°S, 120°W - 70°W

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Eastern Pacific: San Diego, California, USA to Peru, including the Galapagos Islands.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 25.4 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5592); common length : 12.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 55763)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 12 - 13; Dorsal soft rays (total): 18-20; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 15 - 17. Body deep, compressed, and disk-shaped; profile of head very steep and slightly concave; snout pronounced; teeth very small, setiform, and set in a comb-like band; base of pelvic spine with an axillary process; lateral line ending under last rays of dorsal fin; body creamy yellow with 5 or 6 dark vertical bars on the head, body and tail (Ref. 55763).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Usually observed in pairs or small groups in rocky areas near the shore (Ref. 4858). Feed on algae and benthic invertebrates (Ref. 28023). Form schools with Chaetodipterus zonatus (Ref. 9286). Oviparous (Ref. 205). Form pairs during breeding (Ref. 205). Minimum depth reported from Ref. 5227.

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Form pairs during breeding (Ref. 205).

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Allen, G.R., 1985. Butterfly and angelfishes of the world. Vol. 2. 3rd edit. in English. Mergus Publishers, Melle, Germany. (Ref. 4858)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Aquarium: commercial
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Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.02344 (0.01495 - 0.03675), b=3.05 (2.92 - 3.18), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this species & Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  2.7   ±0.24 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 (20 of 100) .