Chaetodon ornatissimus Cuvier, 1831
Ornate butterflyfish

This species can be found uncommonly on lagoon, pinnacle and seaward reefs. They are usually in pairs, and wander over a home range pecking at live coral polyps, their sole food.

Juveniles (below) look like small versions of the adults and usually are found among branches of Porites or Acropora corals.

Created 15 October 2010
Updated 14 October 2012

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