Marquesas Butterflyfish Chaetodon declivis

Marquesas Butterflyfish
Marquesas Butterflyfish
The Marquesas Butterflyfish is native to rocky and sandy areas of the central Pacific around the Marquesas Islands and other islands in French Polynesia and US Line Islands. It can grow to some 12cm long. It is divided into two diagonal parts on its body, in terms of direction of scales, pattern and colour: like the Hawaiian Butterflyfish, one part is white with black spots but the other part, instead of the Hawaiian black, is yellow with variable black overlay at the border area.