Eritrean butterflyfish

Chaetodon paucifasciatus

Eritrean butterflyfish

Red Sea chevron butterflyfish

Distribution: endemic to the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden. Easy to spot when snorkeling Egypt and Jordan.

Replaced by Chaetodon madagaskariensis in the Indian Ocean, Chaetodon xanthurus in Southeast Asia, and Chaetodon mertensii in the Pacific Ocean.

Spots where Chaetodon paucifasciatus has been spotted by snorkelers

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