Chaetodon bennetti, Adult, Bali, Indonesia, Photo: Ian Shaw
Chaetodon bennetti, Adult, Scott Reef, Australia, Photo: Ian Shaw
Yellow with two blue/white lines curving above and below pectoral fin, and light ringed black spot on side of body. Curved lines and spot distinguish it from Chaetodon speculum (Ovalspot Butterflyfish).
Max Size: 20 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 19.1-30.7°C
Habitat: Coral Reef
Habitat Generalisation Index: 6
Also referred to as the SGI (Species generalisation index), this describes the habitat niche breadth of the species.
Species with values less than 15 are found in a relatively narrow range of reef habitat types (specialists), while those over 25 may be found on most
hard substrates within their range (generalists). Learn more here
IUCN Threat Status: Data Deficient
Occurrence: Infrequent (5% of sites)
Occurrence describes how often the species is found on surveys within its distribution.
It is calculated as the % of reef sites surveyed by RLS divers across all the ecoregions in which the species has been observed
Abundance: Solitary (1 per transect)
Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.