Chaetodon declivis Randall, 1975
Marquesas butterflyfish
Chaetodon declivis
photo by Tanaka, H.

Family:  Chaetodontidae (Butterflyfishes)
Max. size:  12 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; depth range - 23 m
Distribution:  Eastern Indian Ocean: Christmas Island (Ref. 28618). Eastern Central Pacific: Line and Marquesas islands.
Biology:  Found over rocky and sandy bottoms. Oviparous (Ref. 205). Form pairs during breeding (Ref. 205). Because of its limited distribution and deep dwelling habits, it will probably remain unknown in the aquarium trade.
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 08 October 2009 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Agustin, Liza Q. - 12.08.94
Modified by: Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei - 13.10.14

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