Chaetodon quadrimaculatus Gray, 1831
Fourspot butterflyfish
Chaetodon quadrimaculatus
photo by Randall, J.E.

Family:  Chaetodontidae (Butterflyfishes)
Max. size:  16 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; depth range 2 - 43 m
Distribution:  Pacific Ocean: Ryukyus, Ogasawara (Bonin) Islands and Taiwan to the Hawaiian, Marquesan, and Pitcairn islands, south to the Samoan and Austral Islands; Marianas and Marshalls in Micronesia.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 13-14; Dorsal soft rays (total): 20-23; Anal spines: 3-3; Anal soft rays: 16-18
Biology:  Found almost exclusively on exposed seaward reefs (Ref. 205). Benthopelagic (Ref. 58302). Feed mainly on polyps of Pocillopora. Solitary or in pairs. Oviparous (Ref. 205), monogamous (Ref. 52884). Form pairs during breeding (Ref. 205).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 09 October 2009 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 05.06.92
Modified by: Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei - 13.10.14
Checked by: Agustin, Liza Q. - 12.08.94

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