Amphichaetodon howensis (Waite, 1903)
Lord Howe Island butterflyfish
Amphichaetodon howensis
photo by Randall, J.E.

Family:  Chaetodontidae (Butterflyfishes)
Max. size:  18 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; depth range 10 - 150 m
Distribution:  Southwest Pacific: Australia and New Zealand.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 12-12; Dorsal soft rays (total): 22-23; Anal spines: 3-3; Anal soft rays: 16-16
Biology:  Inhabit rocky reefs with corals (Ref. 9710). Feed on small invertebrates (Ref. 9710). Oviparous (Ref. 205). Form pairs during breeding (Ref. 205).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 05 October 2009 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 15.09.94
Modified by: Luna, Susan M. - 07.03.06

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