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Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota (CAAB) Taxon Report

Animalia (kingdom)  »  Chordata (phylum)  »  Actinopterygii (class)  »  Perciformes (order)  »  Chaetodontidae (family)

CAAB Code: 37 365092 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority

Chaetodon madagaskariensis   Ahl, 1923

Rank: Species
CAAB category: 37 - Pisces Fishes
Family: 37 365 Chaetodontidae (Butterflyfishes) - show full list
Standard Name: [a butterflyfish]
Organism Type: a butterflyfish
Taxon lists: Current Australian list:
Commercial species list:
Standard Fish Names List:
Habitat: Coastal (0-40m)
Shelf Demersal (40-200m)
Parent Codes: 37 365905     Chaetodon spp.
Distribution map:
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Modelled distribution shown as blue polygon (source: Australian National Fish Expert Distributions) Updated on 2022-05-24.
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Expected species depth range is from 10 to 150 m.
Taxon Notes:Known in Australia from Christmas Island & Cocos-Keeling Islands (e.g. see Allen et al 2007: 131 - Fishes of Christmas Island; Allen & Erdmann 2012: 525 - Reef Fishes of the East Indies). Randall (2005) noted that the species is sometimes regarded as a colour variety of Chaetodon mertensii.

Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2019-11-21
View at Atlas of Living Australia
FoA 4833
View at FoA
Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2016-05-10
View at WoRMS    - also at Ocean Biodiversity Information System (OBIS) (report and map of occurrences)
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