Chaetodon guentheri is a species of butterflyfish known for its distinctive pattern of irregular lines created by small dark spots on its mainly white to pale yellow body. The posterior part of the body, dorsal fin, and anal fin are yellow, while a vertical black bar runs through the eye. The background color of the body becomes yellow towards the back and tail, and the dorsal and anal fins have a white band on the margin with a thin black band on the inside. This species has 13 spines and 21-22 soft rays in its dorsal fin and 3 spines and 18 soft rays in its anal fin.
Size: 18 cm
Habitat: The habitat of Chaetodon guentheri is coral reef environments in the Indo-West Pacific region. These habitats are typically warm, shallow waters with abundant coral formations, sea grass beds, and diverse marine life. Chaetodon guentheri is a common inhabitant of these ecosystems and can be found in areas with rich coral diversity and high levels of water clarity.
Distribution: Indo-West Pacific region, which includes the Red Sea and the coasts of Africa, the Indian Ocean, Southeast Asia, northern Australia, and Indonesia.