Chaetodon unimaculatus Bloch, 1787
Teardrop butterflyfish

This is an uncommon species at Kwajalein, most frequently seen on pinnnacle and seaward reefs, although it can be on lagoon reefs as well. It has been reported to eat hard and soft corals, worms, and filamentous algae.

The photo below shows the coloration at night.

Created 15 October 2010
Updated 1 March 2015

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