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Chaetodon auriga

 
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Chaetodon auriga
Threadfin butterflyfish - Szemfoltos pillangóhal (23 cm)
White with diagonal black lines in two directions; orange posteriorly; adults with D fin filament. Inhabits areas of mixed sand, rubble and coral of shallow reef flats and lagoon and sheltered seaward reefs, 1 to 35 m. Feeds by tearing pieces from polychaetes, anemones, coral polyps and algae. Solitary or in pairs within a home range. Common, not shy.
Range: subspecies Auriga: Red Sea only.

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on Nov 4, 2011 3:40 pm

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