Chaetodon reticulatus Cuvier, 1831
Reticulated butterflyfish

This is one of the more common butterflyfish at Kwajalein, particularly on the upper seaward reefs. They can also be found on lagoon reefs and pinnacles. We usually see these paired, although sometimes they form small groups. They are primarily eaters of live coral polyps. It forms hybrids with the much less common Chaetodon meyeri.

Those below are pecking at Acropora coral polyps.

Created 15 October 2010
Updated 4 October 2016

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