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Kupferbinden-Pinzettfisch im Zoo Zürich.

Banded longsnout butterflyfish

Chelmon rostratus

Closest relatives Butterflyfish (130 species)
Habitat Estuaries with sandy and muddy areas, coastal and inner reefs from 1 to 25 meters deep
Behaviour solitary or in pairs during the breeding season, territory is defended
Diet Invertebrates, worms, glass anemones
Body length up to 20 cm
Spawn spawn in open water, spawn drifts as plankton into the open sea
Use fishkeeping, fishing
Current status still widespread, stable

geographic range

Verbreitungskarte Kupferbinden-Pinzettfisch

Supporter

L. Gross, Greifensee
E. Heim, Flawil
P. Bütler, Fehraltorf