Chaetodon bennetti

Eclipse Butterflyfish | Bennett's Butterflyfish | Bluelashed Butterflyfish
Chaetodon bennetti
Chaetodon bennetti, adult, Bali, Indonesia, Photo: Ian Shaw
Chaetodon bennetti
Chaetodon bennetti, adult, Bali, Indonesia, Photo: Graham Edgar
Chaetodon bennetti
Chaetodon bennetti, adult, Scott Reef, Australia, Photo: Ian Shaw
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Chaetodon bennetti
Chaetodon bennetti
Chaetodon bennetti


Tropical Indo-Pacific


Yellow with two blue/white lines curving above and below pectoral fin, and light ringed black spot on side of body. Curved lines and spot distinguish it from Chaetodon speculum (Ovalspot Butterflyfish).


Max Size: 20 cm

Sea Temperature Range: 19.1-30.7°C

Depth: 1-30m

Habitat Generalization Index: 5.98

Also referred to as the SGI (Species Generalisation Index), this describes the habitat niche breadth of the species. Species with values less than 15 are found in a relatively narrow range of reef habitat types (specialists), while those over 25 may be found on most hard substrates within their range (generalists). Learn more here.

Conservation and Rarity

IUCN Status: Data Deficient

Occurrence: Infrequent (4.7% of sites)

Occurrence describes how often the species is found on surveys within its distribution. It is calculated as the % of reef sites surveyed by RLS divers across all the ecoregions in which the species has been observed

Abundance: Solitary (1 per transect)

Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.