L. P. Schultz, 1951
The Hawaiian butterflyfish, Chaetodon tinkeri, is a member of the family Chaetodontidae of order Perciformes. It is also known as Tinker's Butterflyfish, after Spencer W. Tinker who discovered it in 1949, trapping them in fish traps at 90 feet (27 m) off Oahu, Hawaii.
It grows to a maximum length of 15 cm (5.9 in). It swims alone or in pairs and occasionally in small aggregations. Its coloring is divided on the diagonal between black and white. It has gold dorsal and tail fins, and a gold vertical bar across its eyes.
Range and habitat
In the aquarium
These fish are somewhat popular in aquaria.
- Hoover, John P. (2008). The Ultimate Guide to Hawaiian Reef Fishes, Sea Turtles, Dolphins, Whales, and Seals. Mutual Publishing. ISBN 978-1-56647-887-8.
- Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2007). "Chaetodon tinkeri" in FishBase. 12 2007 version.
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