BUTTERFLY FISH
CHAETODONTIDAE
Foureye Butterflyfish
Chaetodon capistratus
    Ecological Descriptors
Habitat Size (cm) Diet Behaviour Sex 
Co 15 Wor, Tun, Gor Pr F
Description:
Adult: Body thin and round in profile. Forehead slightly concave, the eye concealed by a dark bar on the head. Body silver-gray, with numerous dark, thin lines that radiate at a diagonal from the midbody/ lateral line. A
black spot, ringed in white, on the rear body near the upper base of the tail. A submarginal band on the rear dorsal, tail and anal fins. Ventral fins yellow.
Juveniles:  Juveniles have an
extra spot on the rear of the dorsal fin that fades with age, and have 2 wide, dusky body bars.

Ecology
Inhabits shallow rocky and reef areas (2 to 20m), but with juveniles more common in seagrass beds (such as Thalassia) as shallow as 60cm.  Occurs singly or in pairs. Feeds mainly on benthic invertebrates, zoantharians, polychaete worms, gorgonians and tunicates.
Foureye Butterflyfish Adult
Foureye Butterflyfish Intermediate
Foureye Butterflyfish Juvenile
Foureye Butterflyfish Adult
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