Chaetodon dolosus

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African butterflyfish
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Chaetodontidae
Genus: Chaetodon
Species: C. dolosus
Binomial name
Chaetodon dolosus
C. G. E. Ahl, 1923

The African butterflyfish, Chaetodon dolosus, is a butterflyfish of the family Chaetodontidae found in the Western Indian Ocean, at depths from 40-200 metres (13-66 ft. It can grow up to 15 centimetres (6 in) in length.[2]


  1. ^ Myers, R.; Rocha, L.A. (2010). "Chaetodon dolosus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 2017-04-27. 
  2. ^ Fessler, J. L., & Westneat, M. W. (22 May 2007). "Molecular phylogenetics of the butterflyfishes (Chaetodontidae): Taxonomy and biogeography of a global coral reef fish family" (PDF). ScienceDirect. Retrieved 5 May 2017.