Masked Butterflyfish

Masked Butterflyfish are a group of conspicuous tropical marine fish found mostly in areas where there is rich coral growth on the reefs of the Western Indian Ocean, and in particular the Gulf of Aden and the Red Sea. At a depth of 3 to 20 meters they are often seen in pairs or small aggregations, occasionally observed hovering in a stationary position for extended periods under ledges of Acropora plate corals.

Details & Statistics

Added to Scubadorable
Dec 22, 2006
Scientific Name
Chaetodon semilarvatus
Also known as
Masked Butterfly, Golden Butterflyfish, Bluecheek Butterflyfish, Addis Butterflyfish, Redlined Butterflyfish, Yellow Butterflyfish
Range
Red Sea, Arabian Sea, Indian Ocean
Length
6 to 9 inches
Depth
10 to 66 feet

International Names

German (Deutsch)
Gelber Rotmeer-Falterfisch
Danish (Dansk)
Blåkindet fanefisk
Spanish (Español)
Pez Mariposa Limón
French (Français)
Chaetodon à Demi Masquè
Italian (Italiano)
Pesce farfalla dal muso arancione
Dutch (Nederlands)
Gele Koraalvlinder
Swedish (Svenska)
Rödahavsfjärilsfisk

Cute Masked Butterflyfish Gifts

Cute Masked Butterflyfish Button – This is our totally cute Scubadorable version of a Masked Butterflyfish, also known as a Golden, Bluecheek or Addis Butterflyfish. This will make a great gift for scuba divers and snorkelers. View on Zazzle
Cartoon Masked Butterflyfish Dive Flag Postcard – This is our totally cute Scubadorable version of a Masked Butterflyfish in front of a scuba dife flag. Great gifts here for scuba divers and snorkelers. View on Zazzle