Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 3 - 30 m (Ref. 89972). Tropical; 37°N - 32°S, 95°E - 134°W
Pacific Ocean: widespread from Japan and Australia to the Tuamoto Islands and Hawaii. Replaced by Chaetodon trifasciatus in the Indian Ocean (Ref. 37816). DNA (from tissue samples) expected to further distinguished Chaetodon lunulatus and Chaetodon trifasciatus (Ref. 86689).
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?, range 8 - 8.4 cm
Max length : 26.7 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 124696); max. published weight: 191.24 g (Ref. 124696); max. reported age: 12 years (Ref. 56281)
Occur in monogamous pairs in coastal coral-rich areas (Ref. 47838, 48636). Juveniles hide among branches of small corals, often in lagoons (Ref. 9407). Benthopelagic (Ref. 58302). Feed solely on live corals (Ref. 47838). Oviparous (Ref. 205). Form pairs during breeding (Ref. 205).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Pairs form upon maturation for breeding purposes (Ref. 56281).
Allen, G.R., R. Steene and M. Allen, 1998. A guide to angelfishes and butterflyfishes. Odyssey Publishing/Tropical Reef Research. 250 p. (Ref. 47838)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
Threat to humans
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