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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 365097 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority

Chaetodon falcula   Bloch, 1795

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)
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 1 to 15 m.
Taxon Notes:Recorded by Hobbs et al 2014 from Cocos (Keeling) Islands, eastern Indian Ocean (mentioned in text, but accidentally excluded from checklist). Elsewhere the species occurs in the Indian Ocean from East Africa to Indonesia (Sumatra and West Java) in 1-15 m depth (Allen & Erdmann 2012). Also confirmed by iNaturalist image from Cocos-Keeling Island (

Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2021-09-22
View at WoRMS    - also at Ocean Biodiversity Information System (OBIS) (report and map of occurrences)
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