Reticulate Butterflyfish (species: Chaetodon reticulatus) in Lizard Island Field Guide (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Chaetodon reticulatus
Reticulate Butterflyfish

©Kendall Clements: Chaetodon reticulatus at Day Reef near Lizard Island

©Anne Hoggett: Chaetodon reticulatus at Cod Hole near Lizard Island
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Perciformes
Family Chaetodontidae
Genus Chaetodon
Species Chaetodon reticulatus



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Size data has not been obtained.

Depth range

  • Depth range data is not yet available.



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Web resources


References that assist with identification

  • Randall, J.E., G.R. Allen and R.C. Steene (1990). Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Other references

  • Bellwood, D.R., S. Klanten, P.F. Cowman, M.S. Pratchett, N. Konow and L. van Herwerden (2009). Evolutionary history of the butterflyfishes (f: Chaetodontidae) and the rise of coral feeding fishes, Journal of Evolutionary Biology, doi 10.1111: j1420-9101200901904x. LIRS catalog number 1348.
  • DeBusk, B.C., M. Slattery, J.-S. Ki, J.-S. Lee, R. Aparachio-Fabre and D. Schlenk (2008). Species differences and effects of soft coral extracts from Sinularia maximus on the expression of cytochrome P4501A and 2N in butterflyfishes (Chaetodon sp(p).), Fish Physiology and Biochemistry, 34: 483-492. LIRS catalog number 1212.