Pulau Hantu - A celebration of marine life

Secret lives and secret worlds hidden in Singapore's most popular coral reef.

Thursday, April 29, 2004

Butterfly fish

Butterfly fish are from the family Chaetodontidae that are the more distinctive members of coral reefs. Many species of butterfly fish are commercially exploited for the aquarium fish trade. In Singapore waters, butterfly fish are listed as "Vulnerable" on the IUCN Red List. This implies the species is believed likely to move into the "Endangered" category in the near future if the threats to its survival are not reduced or eliminated...