Oval butterflyfish


  • Often recorded singly, but usually recorded in pairs during breeding season.
  • Mainly feeds on hard corals, and occasionally feeds on small invertebrates and tiny preys in coral rubble and sand.


  • Body orange-yellow.
  • Oblique mauve stripes on body.
  • A black vertical bar crosses through eyes.
  • Tail base grey.

Common Name: Oval butterflyfish

Family Common Name: Butterflyfishes

Scientific Name: Chaetodon lunulatus___(Quoy & Gaimard, 1825)

Maximum Length: 14 cm (Total Length)