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Superregnum : Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis: Osteichthyes
Superclassis/Classis: Actinopterygii
Classis/Subclassis: Actinopteri
Subclassis/Infraclassis: Neopterygii
Infraclassis: Teleostei
Megacohors: Osteoglossocephalai
Supercohors: Clupeocephala
Cohors: Euteleosteomorpha
Subcohors: Neoteleostei
Infracohors: Eurypterygia
Sectio: Ctenosquamata
Subsectio: Acanthomorphata
Divisio/Superordo: Acanthopterygii
Subdivisio: Percomorphaceae
Series: Eupercaria
Ordo: Chaetodontiformes

Familia: Chaetodontidae
Genus: Amphichaetodon
Species: A. howensis – A. melbae

Amphichaetodon Burgess, 1978.

Amphichaetodon – Taxon details on Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS).
Amphichaetodon species list in FishBase,
Froese, R. & Pauly, D. (eds.) 2022. FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication,, version 08/2021.

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Amphichaetodon is a genus of marine ray-finned fish in the family Chaetodontidae, the butterflyfishes. They are native to the southern Pacific Ocean.

There are currently two recognized species in this genus:[1]

Amphichaetodon howensis (Waite, 1903) – Lord Howe Island butterflyfish
Amphichaetodon melbae W. E. Burgess & D. K. Caldwell, 1978 – narrow-barred butterflyfish


Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). Species of Amphichaetodon in FishBase. February 2013 version.

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