Chevron Butterflyfish (Chaetodon trifascialis)
English: Chaetodon trifascialis, Chevron butterflyfish. Underwater photograph, Pemuteran, Bali, Indonesia.
Date March 1996
Author Bernard E. Picton BernardP
The Chevron Butterflyfish (Chaetodon trifascialis), also known as Triangulate Butterflyfish or V-lined Butterflyfish, is a species of butterflyfish (family Chaetodontidae) found in the Indo-Pacific from the Red Sea and East Africa to the Hawaiian and Society Islands. Chaetodon trifascialis is a territorial species which occurs in semi-protected seaward and shallow lagoon reefs, closely associated with tabular and staghorn (Acropora) corals, the polyps and mucus of which they eat. Order: Perciformes, Family: Chaetodontidae, Genus: Chaetodon, Subgenus: Megaprotodon, Species: Chaetodon trifascialis Quoy & Gaimard, 1825.