Chaetodon rafflesii Bennett, 1830
- GBIF Backbone Taxonomy
- Chaetodon rafflesii
Body oval, deep, strongly compressed. Head length about equal to head height; preopercle smooth, without prominent spines. Snout short. Small protractile mouth with brush-like teeth in the jaws. Dorsal fin with XII to XIII spines, no notch between spinous and soft dorsal fin; and 21 to 23 soft rays; anal fin with III spines and 18 to 20 soft rays; pectoral fins transparent with 14 or 15 soft rays; pelvic fins with I stout spine and 5 branched rays; caudal fin rounded. Overall yellow with cross-hatched pattern on the sides; a dark black spot is sometimes present under the spinous portion of the dorsal fin; a black bar runs across the eye. Dorsal, anal and caudal fins have a dark stripe the position of which varies with age.