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:  Central Pacific Ocean: Marquesas Is, Kirimati I. in Line Is. (Ref. 121910).

Two subspecies: Chaetodon declivis declivis in Marquesas Is.; Chaetodon declivis wilderi. in Line Is.

Kirimati I. is also called Christmas I., which is not the one in eastern Indian Ocean.

Biology:  Found over rocky and sandy bottoms. Oviparous (Ref. 205). Form pairs during breeding (Ref. 205). In aquarium trade (Ref. 9210).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 08 October 2009 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Agustin, Liza Q. - 12.08.94
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 19.03.20

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