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.

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
Range
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)
Length
8 inches
Depth
0 to 98 feet

International Names

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

Cute Raccoon Butterflyfish Gifts

Raccoon Butterflyfish Love Bumper Sticker – 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
Raccoon Butterflyfish Love Pinback Button – 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 Keychain – 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 Keychain – 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