Saddle butterflyfish


  • Adults often recorded in pairs, while juveniles are often recorded singly.
  • Mainly feeds on tiny preys in coral rubble and sand, and occasionally feeds on coral.


  • Body mainly greyish, but posterior upper side is black.
  • A white band between the two colours.
  • In adults, there is an orange filament extending from dorsal fin.

Common Name: Saddle butterflyfish

Family Common Name: Butterflyfishes

Scientific Name: Chaetodon ephippium___(Cuvier, 1831)

Maximum Length: Coming soon