Raccoon Butterflyfish

The Raccoon Butterflyfish is a nocturnal species that is usually in pairs or small groups in shallow reef flats of lagoon and seaward reefs. Juveniles prefer to swim among rocks of inner reef flats and in tide pools. Adults feed mainly on nudibranches, tubeworm tentacles, and other benthic invertebrates including algae and coral polyps.

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Details & Statistics

Added to Scubadorable
Dec 21, 2006
Scientific Name
Chaetodon lunula
Also known as
Cresent-Masked Butterflyfish, Lunule Butterflyfish, Moon Butterflyfish, Raccoon Coralfish, Red-striped Butterflyfish
North Pacific, South Pacific, West Pacific, East Pacific, Gulf of California, Persian Gulf, Red Sea, Arabian Sea, Andaman Sea, Indian Ocean, Sea of Japan, East China Sea, South China Sea, Oceania, Coral Sea (GBR)
8 inches
0 to 98 feet

International Names

German (Deutsch)
Danish (Dansk)
Spanish (Español)
Mariposa Mapache
Finnish (Suomi)
French (Français)
Chétodon Raton-laveur
Japanese (日本語)
Dutch (Nederlands)
Maansikkel Koraalvlinder
Polish (Polski)
Ustnik Lunula
Russian (русский язык)
рыба-бабочка обыкновенная
Korean (한국어)

Cute Raccoon Butterflyfish Gifts

Cartoon Raccoon Butterflyfish Dive Flag Postcard – This design shows our cute Scubadorable Raccoon Butterflyfish in front of a dive flag. This will make a great gift for scuba divers and butterflyfish lovers. View on Zazzle
Raccoon Butterflyfish Love Keychain – Two of our cute Raccoon Butterflyfish swim together, with heart-shaped bubbles rising between them. What a darling design for your sweetie! You can totally customize this... View on Zazzle
Cute Raccoon Butterflyfish Postcard – This is our totally cute Scubadorable version of the Raccoon Butterflyfish, also known as the Cresent-Masked or Lunule Butterflyfish. This will make a great gift for scuba divers and snorkelers. View on Zazzle
Raccoon Butterflyfish Sweatshirt – Our cute Raccoon Butterflyfish makes a great gift idea for fish lovers, those interested in marine life, and of course scuba divers! You can totally customize... View on Zazzle