Ornate butterflyfish

Chaetodon ornatissimus

Ornate butterflyfish

Distribution: from Sri Lanka to Southern Japan, Hawaii, Marquesas, Lord Howe and Rapa. Common in Hawaii, Micronesia and French Polynesia.

Sometimes confused with Chaetodon meyeri.

Spots where Chaetodon ornatissimus has been spotted by snorkelers

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