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Chaetodon ephippium

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Chaetodon ephippium was originally described as Chaetodon ephippium by Cuvier in 1831. It belongs to the family Chaetodontidae. It is commonly known as Saddle butterflyfish but has many other common names such as in Australia as Saddled butterflyfish, in USA (contiguous states) as Saddleback butterflyfish, in Japan as Seguro-chô-chô-uo, in Papua New Guinea as Saddled coralfish, in Philippines as Paru-parung dagat, in Philippines as Alibang-bang. more common names It is found in Salt water and its distribution is Eastern Indian Ocean, Western and Central Pacific: Sri Lanka and Cocos-Keeling Islands east to Hawaiian Islands, Line Islands and Marquesas Islands, south to Kimberleys (Western Australia), New South Wales (Australia), New Caledonia, Tonga, Rapa and Gambier Islands.
Species   ephippium
AuthorWI   Cuvier [G.]
AuthorNI   Cuvier
Qualification   in Cuvier & Valenciennes
Year   1831
Status   Valid
Class  
Osteichthyes Osteichthyes
Order  
Perciformes Perciformes
Family   Chaetodontidae
Subfamily  
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Genus   Chaetodon
Subgenus   ---

Class   Osteichthyes
Order   Perciformes
Family   Chaetodontidae
Genus   Chaetodon
Original Name   Chaetodon        
Taxon Name   ephippium
Original Combination   Chaetodon ephippium
Original Genus  
Original Genus Species   Chaetodon ephippium
OriginalSubGenus   Chaetodon
Original Author   Cuvier
Original AuthorWI   Cuvier [G.]
Original Qualification   in Cuvier & Valenciennes
Original Year   1831
Original Family  
Original SubFamily   ---
Original Level   species
Type Locality   Bora Bora, Society Islands, French Polynesia, South Pacific.
Types   Paralectotypes: MNHN 0000-9687 (1); RMNH D475 (1, dry), D476 (1 dry).
Type Catalogue   Type catalog: Bauchot 1963:121-122 [ref. 20718].
Primary Code   Lectotype
Primary Type   MNHN 0000-9665
Journal   Hist. Nat. Poiss.
Citation   v. 7
Page   80
Illustrations   Pl. 174

SubSpecies AuthorWI   ---
Qualification SS   ---

Original QualificationSS   ---

Current Subspecies AuthorWI   ---


Current Genus Species   Chaetodon ephippium
Current Species   ephippium
Current Genus   Chaetodon
Current AuthorWI   Cuvier [G.]
Current AuthorNI   Cuvier
Current Year   1831
Current Family   Chaetodontidae
Current Subfamily  
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Habitat   reef-associated        
Water   Salt water
Habitat Notes   Occurs in lagoons and seaward reefs to a depth of 30 m, prefers coral-rich and clear water areas. Encountered singly, in pairs or small groups. Feeds on filamentous algae, small invertebrates, coral polyps, and fish eggs.
Depth Range   From 0 to 30 meters.
   
Distribution   Eastern Indian Ocean, Western and Central Pacific: Sri Lanka and Cocos-Keeling Islands east to Hawaiian Islands, Line Islands and Marquesas Islands, south to Kimberleys (Western Australia), New South Wales (Australia), New Caledonia, Tonga, Rapa and Gambier Islands.

Current Summary   Valid as Chaetodon ephippium  Cuvier 1831. Chaetodontidae.
 
Name History   • Valid as Chaetodon ephippium  Cuvier 1831 -- (Burgess 1978:598 [ref. 700], Allen 1980:161 [ref. 22764], Ida in Masuda et al. 1984:183 [ref. 6441], Allen & Swainston 1988:96 [ref. 25477], Randall et al. 1990:222 [ref. 15987], Kuiter 1993:221 [ref. 23929], Mohsin & Ambak 1996:404 [ref. 27969], Allen 1997:148 [ref. 23977], Chen et al. 1997:120 [ref. 26476], Kuiter 1997:214 [ref. 25488], Randall et al. 1997:222 [ref. 25919], Myers 1999:163 [ref. 23965], Johnson 1999:739 [ref. 25471], Pyle in Randall & Lim 2000:623 [ref. 25122], Nakabo 2000:889 [ref. 25182], Laboute & Grandperrin 2000:295 [ref. 25191], Sadovy & Cornish 2000:164 [ref. 25480], Randall & Earle 2000:15 [ref. 25806], Allen 2000:105 [ref. 25868], Hutchins 2001:265 [ref. 25841], Hutchins 2001:36 [ref. 25847], Pyle 2001:3240 [ref. 26117], Nakabo 2002:889 [ref. 26193], Allen & Adrim 2003:42 [ref. 26830], Smith et al. 2003:303 [ref. 27125], Myers & Donaldson 2003:629 [ref. 27495], Lobel & Lobel 2004:72 [ref. 27576], Randall et al. 2004:18 [ref. 27624], Randall 2005:312 [ref. 28239], Mundy 2005:394 [ref. 28379], Allen et al. 2006:1290 [ref. 29090], Randall 2007:280 [ref. 30952], Motomura et al. 2010:135 [ref. 31256], Zuo & Tang 2011:1003 [ref. 32151], Allen & Erdmann 2012:522 [ref. 31980]).

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abhortani Chaetodon abhortani Cuvier [G.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1831Synonym
abudafar Chaetodon abudafar Forsskål [P. S.] 1775Synonym
abudafur Dascyllus abudafur (Forsskål [P. S.] 1775)Valid
abudafur hanni Chaetodon abudafur hanni Forsskål [P. S.] 1775Synonym
abudafur jahud Chaetodon abudafur jahud Forsskål [P. S.] 1775Uncertain
aculeatus Chaetodon aculeatus Gronow [L. T.] in Gray 1854Synonym
aculeatus Chaetodon aculeatus (Poey [F.] 1860)Synonym
acuminatus Chaetodon acuminatus Linnaeus [C.] 1758Synonym
adiergastos Chaetodon adiergastos Seale [A.] 1910Valid
albicans Chaetodon albicans Mocigno [J. M.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1831Not available
albicauda Chaetodon albicauda Gronow [L. T.] in Gray 1854Synonym
albipinnis Chaetodon albipinnis Ahl [E.] 1923Synonym
alepidotus Chaetodon alepidotus Linnaeus [C.] (ex Garden) 1766Synonym
allonge Chaetodon allonge Montrouzier [X.] 1857Not available
altipinnis Chaetodon altipinnis Cadenat [J.] 1951Synonym
amarus Chaetodon amarus Bloch [M. E.] & Schneider [J. G.] 1801Uncertain
amplecticollis Chaetodon amplecticollis (Poey [F.] 1868)Synonym
andamanensis Chaetodon andamanensis Kuiter [R. H.] & Debelius [H.] 1999Valid
annularis Chaetodon annularis Bloch [M. E.] 1787Synonym
aphrodite Chaetodon aphrodite Ogilby [J. D.] 1889Synonym
arabica Chaetodon arabica Steindachner [F.] 1899Synonym
arabicus Chaetodon arabicus Walbaum [J. J.] 1792Synonym
araneus Chaetodon araneus Bennett [J. W.] 1830Not available
arcuanus Chaetodon arcuanus Gmelin [J. F.] 1789Synonym
arcuatus Chaetodon arcuatus Linnaeus [C.] 1758Synonym
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