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Blackback butterflyfish

Chaetodon melannotus

Depth 7m
Chaetodon melannotus

About this species

The blackback butterflyfish has the characteristically rounded rectangle butterflyfish body shape. Fins are white body with yellow edges. A black portion on the rear dorsal surface fades away to form black lines running diagonally towards the head and pelvic fin area. These solid lines eventually become dotted lines on the belly. A black band with yellow edges runs across its eyes. Fin edges on the caudal fin are transparent. Pectoral fins are also transparent with a yellow base. Read more…

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