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Chaetodon melannotus

Bloch & Schneider

Chaetodon melannotus was originally described as Chaetodon melannotus by Bloch & Schneider in 1801. It belongs to the family Chaetodontidae. It is commonly known as Blackback butterflyfish but has many other common names such as Black-backed butterflyfish in Australia, Akebono-chôchô-uo in Japan, Black-backed coralfish in Papua New Guinea, Alibang-bang in Philippines, Blackback butterflyfish in South Africa, Swartrug-vlindervis in South Africa. more common names It is found in Salt water.
Species   melannotus
AuthorWI   Bloch [M. E.] & Schneider [J. G.]
AuthorNI   Bloch & Schneider
Qualification   ---
Year   1801
Status   Valid
Osteichthyes Osteichthyes
Perciformes Perciformes
Family   Chaetodontidae
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Genus   Chaetodon
Subgenus   ---

Class   Osteichthyes
Order   Perciformes
Family   Chaetodontidae
Genus   Chaetodon
Original Name   Chaetodon        
Taxon Name   melannotus
Original Combination   Chaetodon melannotus
Original Genus  
Original Genus Species   Chaetodon melannotus
OriginalSubGenus   Chaetodon
Original Author   Bloch & Schneider
Original AuthorWI   Bloch [M. E.] & Schneider [J. G.]
Original Qualification   ---
Original Year   1801
Original Family  
Original SubFamily   ---
Original Level   species
Type Locality   Tranquebar [Tharangambadi], India.
Type Catalogue   Type catalog: Paepke 1999:60 [ref. 24282].
Primary Code   Holotype (unique)
Primary Type   ZMB 1253
Journal   Systema Ichthyol.
Page   224

SubSpecies AuthorWI ---
Qualification SS ---

Current Subspecies AuthorWI ---

Current Genus Species Chaetodon melannotus
Current Species melannotus
Current Genus Chaetodon
Current AuthorWI Bloch [M. E.] & Schneider [J. G.]
Current AuthorNI Bloch & Schneider
Current Year 1801
Current Family Chaetodontidae
Current Subfamily
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Habitat marine.        
Water Salt water
Habitat Notes Usually occurs solitary or in pairs in coral-rich areas of reef flats, lagoons, and seaward reefs to a depth of over 15 m. Feeds on octocorallian and scleractinian coral polyps. Easy to maintain in the aquarium.
Depth Range From 4 to 20 meters.

Current Summary   Valid as Chaetodon melannotus  Bloch & Schneider 1801. Chaetodontidae.
Name History   •Valid as Chaetodon melannotus Bloch & Schneider 1801 -- (Burgess 1978:673 [ref. 700], Allen 1980:158 [ref. 22764], Dor 1984:174 [ref. 29757], Ida in Masuda et al. 1984:185 [ref. 6441], Heemstra 1986:629 [ref. 5660], Winterbottom et al. 1989:42 [ref. 13251], Randall et al. 1990:224 [ref. 15987], Kuiter 1993:220 [ref. 23929], Francis 1993:163 [ref. 25479], Goren & Dor 1994:47 [ref. 25356], Mohsin & Ambak 1996:405 [ref. 27969], Allen 1997:152 [ref. 23977], Chen et al. 1997:121 [ref. 26476], Kuiter 1997:216 [ref. 25488], Randall et al. 1997:224 [ref. 25919], Myers 1999:164 [ref. 23965], Fricke 1999:334 [ref. 24106], Johnson 1999:739 [ref. 25471], Allen 2000:89 [ref. 37268], Pyle in Randall & Lim 2000:623 [ref. 25122], Nakabo 2000:894 [ref. 25182], Laboute & Grandperrin 2000:297 [ref. 25191], Sadovy & Cornish 2000:166 [ref. 25480], Allen 2000:106 [ref. 25868], Shimizu 2001:32 [ref. 25799], Hutchins 2001:265 [ref. 25841], Hutchins 2001:36 [ref. 25847], Pyle 2001:3243 [ref. 26117], Nakabo 2002:894 [ref. 26193], Allen & Adrim 2003:42 [ref. 26830], Smith et al. 2003:303 [ref. 27125], Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S112 [ref. 27377], Myers & Donaldson 2003:630 [ref. 27495], Shibukawa et al. in Kimura & Matsuura 2003:117 [ref. 27510], Randall et al. 2004:18 [ref. 27624], Adrim et al. 2004:122 [ref. 27715], Heemstra et al. 2004:3323 [ref. 27945], Randall 2005:315 [ref. 28239], Allen et al. 2006:1292 [ref. 29090], Fricke et al. 2009:72 [ref. 30213], Satapoomin 2009:187 [ref. 30463], Motomura et al. 2010:136 [ref. 31256], Zuo & Tang 2011:1004 [ref. 32151], Allen & Erdmann 2012:525 [ref. 31980], Fricke et al. 2013:262 [ref. 32706], Fricke et al. 2014:100 [ref. 33932], Koeda et al. 2016:54 [ref. 35333], Koeda et al. 2016:8 [ref. 35354], Fricke et al. 2018:238 [ref. 35805], Golani & Fricke 2018:109 [ref. 36273], Fricke et al. 2019:185 [ref. 36673], Zajonz et al. 2019:83 [ref. 36871]).

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abhortani Chaetodon abhortani Cuvier [G.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1831Synonym
abudafar Chaetodon abudafur Forsskål [P. S.] 1775Synonym
abudafur Dascyllus abudafur Forsskål [P. S.] 1775Valid
abudafur hanni Chaetodon abudafur hanni Forsskål [P. S.] 1775Synonym
abudafur jahud Chaetodon abudafur jahud Forsskål [P. S.] 1775No types known
aculeatus Chaetodon aculeatus (Poey [F.] 1860)Synonym
aculeatus Chaetodon aculeatus Gronow [L. T.] in Gray 1854Synonym
acuminatus Chaetodon acuminatus Linnaeus [C.] 1758Synonym
adiergastos Chaetodon adiergastos Seale [A.] 1910Valid
albicans Chaetodon albicans Mocigno [J. M.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1831In family
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.] 1857In family
altipinnis Chaetodon altipinnis Cadenat [J.] 1951Synonym
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.] 1830Synonym
arcuanus Chaetodon arcuanus Gmelin [J. F.] 1789Synonym
arcuatus Chaetodon arcuatus Linnaeus [C.] 1758Synonym
argentatus Chaetodon argentatus Smith [H. M.] & Radcliffe [L.] 1911Valid
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