Saddled Butterflyfish – Chaetodon ephippium

I’ve got a black saddle on my back.

The name is derived from the fish’s large black spot, known as a ‘saddle’, with a white border on the rear upper corner of the body and the dorsal fin. The fish’s body is yellowish grey, with orange colouration located on the lower half of its face, as well as the outline of its black tail.

Wavy blue horizontal lines can also found spreading across the lower half of the fish’s body, with a black stripe across its eye. Saddled Butterflyfish are generally non-aggressive, except towards members of their own kind.

Did You Know?

It can grow to as big as 30cm long, making the saddled butterflyfish the giant among the butterflyfish family!

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