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Saddle Butterflyfish

The Saddle Butterflyfish, Chaetodon ephippium, is a species of butterflyfish (family Chaetodontidae). It is found in the Indian and Pacific Oceans. It is a very beautiful and unmistakably in shape, size, and color.

Its body has the typical butterflyfish disc shape compressed laterally. But it has a more pronounced snout than most species, giving it a rather ornamental aspect. A good sized specimen can reach a length of almost 12 inches (30 cm).

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