Buttefly whiptail


Usually occurs singly or in small groups. Feeds on small crustaceans.


  • Dorsally light brownish grey, ventrally whitish.
  • A horizontal yellow stripe runs from eye to the upper part of caudal fin base.
  • Dorsal fin base and caudal fin base bluish.
  • A black dot at caudal fin base.
  • In adults, an elongated filament is found on the upper lobe of the caudal fin.

Common Name: Buttefly whiptail

Family Common Name: Sea Breams

Scientific Name: Pentapodus setosus___(Valenciennes, 1830)

Maximum Length: 18 cm (Standard Length)