Skip to Content
Read your mailRead your mail
Read your mailRead your mail
View the ForumsView the Forums
See your SalarySee your Salary
Access your bank accountAccess your bank account
Access your satchelAccess your satchel
Visit your houseVisit your house
WhyPetsWhyPets
PearlsPearls
Safety ToolsSafety Tools
Whyville TimesWhyville Times
Change your account settingsChange your account settings
Report a bug in WhyvilleReport a bug in Whyville
Confused? Click hereConfused? Click here
LogoutLogout
Guest
Guest
HomeHome
MapMap
PlayPlay
ChatChat
ShopShop
             
Oval Butterflyfish
Chaetodon lunulatus
12 cm


Where Oval Butterflyfish are found. Map from GBIF.
Count Log
You have not counted me yet. Visit the South Reef or North Reef , grab a tricoder, and click on me!
Comments

Encyclopedia of Life
Visit this species on the Encyclopedia of Life to find out more!
Lifestyle
You can almost always find me with another oval butterflyfish. When we choose our partners, we will stay with them for life. Together, we will defend our home from other fish. During the day, we are active and looking for food. At night, we will rest and hide underneath coral.
Fun Facts
I am a beautiful butterflyfish with lots of colorful stripes! We butterflyfish are known for our beauty and our graceful swimming. My body is not just beautiful, though. It also helps keep me alive! I am very flat and I can dart quickly in and out of small holes in the coral to escape from predators.
Menu
I am a very picky eater; I only eat coral. But I would never eat an entire coral colony at once! I only take a few bites from each coral colony. That way the coral has time to grow back, and I will always have food. Because I only eat animals, I am a carnivore.
Threats
People hunt me to sell for aquariums, but I don't make a good pet. Reefs are in danger, and that means so is my home!
CONTACT US PRIVACY STATEMENT ABOUT WHYVILLE