Mirror butterflyfish


  • Juveniles often shelter among branching corals.
  • Feeds mainly on coral polys, but also small invertebrates.
  • Study reported that this species, instead of forming pairs, remains solo during the reproductive season in Okinawa, Japan. The reproductive season is suggested to be from May to September in Okinawa.


  • Body yellow.
  • A large dark blotch near the upper part of the body.
  • A dark vertical bar runs through eyes.
  • At night, the dark blotch becomes paler.

Common Name: Mirror butterflyfish, Ovalspot butterflyfish

Family Common Name: Butterflyfishes

Scientific Name: Chaetodon speculum___(Cuvier, 1831)

Maximum Length: 18 cm (Total Length)