Chaetodon bennetti (Cuvier, 1831)
Chaetodon bennetti (Cuvier, 1831)
Genus: ,

Scientific Name: Chaetodon bennetti

English Name: Bluelashed butterflyfish

Creole Name:

French Name: Papillon de Bennett

IUCN Red List Status: Data Deficient (DD)


Dorsal spines: 13-14; Dorsal rays: 15-17; Anal spines: 3; Anal rays: 14-16.
A bright yellow butterflyfish, with a dark blue-edged bar through the eye, a large blue-edged black spot on upper flank, and a pair of pale blue diagonal stripes across 
the lower side.


Maturity: Unknown. Max length : 20.0 cm TL.

Habitat and Ecology:

Occurs in lagoons and outer reefs with rich coral growth (depth 1-30m). Juveniles are typicaly seen in shallow acropora thickets. Oviparous. Form pairs during breeding. 
Obligate corallivore. Naturally occurs in low abundance with large home ranges.  

Fishery Status:

This species is not protected or subject to fishery regulations. It appears in general to be too small and too specific a feeder (obligate corallivore) to be subject 
to artisanal fishing gear. 


Photo courtesy of GVI/SPGA. 


Bray, D.J. & A.S.Thompson. Chaetodon bennetti in Fishes of Australia, (09/05/22).
Froese, R. & D. Pauly. Eds. (2022). FishBase. (09/05/22). 
Myers, R. & Pratchett, M. (2010). Chaetodon bennetti. The IUCN Red List 2010: e.T165686A6091308. (09/05/22).


Nevill, J.E.G. (2022). Chaetodon benneti . Seychelles Seatizens. 

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