Threadfin butterflyfish


  • Adults recorded singly, in pairs and in groups.
  • Mainly feeds on tiny preys in coral rubble and sand. Occasionally feeds on corals.


  • Body whitish anteriorly and yellowish posteriorly.
  • Almost chevron-like pattern on body.
  • One vertical black bar crosses through each eye.
  • A black spot on the posterior part of the dorsal fin.

Common Name: Threadfin butterflyfish

Family Common Name: Butterflyfishes

Scientific Name: Chaetodon auriga___(Forsskål, 1775)

Maximum Length: 23 cm (Total Length)