Millet butterflyfish

Millet butterflyfish
Millet Butterflyfish
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Chaetodontidae
Genus: Chaetodon (but see text)
Subgenus: Exornator
Species: C. (E.) miliaris
Binomial name
Chaetodon (Exornator) miliaris
Quoy & Gaimard, 1825

The Millet Butterflyfish, Chaetodon miliaris,[1] is a species of butterflyfish (family Chaetodontidae).

In its subgenus Exornator it probably belongs to a group that also includes the African Butterflyfish (C. dolosus), the Crochet Butterflyfish (C. guentheri) and the Reef Butterflyfish (C. sedentarius). The Crochet Butterflyfish might be the closest living relative of C. miliaris. If the genus Chaetodon is split up, Exornator might become a subgenus of Lepidochaetodon.[2]

This fish is endemic to the Hawaiian islands.


  1. ^ Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2006). "Chaetodon miliaris" in FishBase. April 2006 version.
  2. ^ Fessler & Westneat 2007


  • Fessler, Jennifer L.; Westneat, Mark W. (2007). "Molecular phylogenetics of the butterflyfishes (Chaetodontidae): Taxonomy and biogeography of a global coral reef fish family.". [[[Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution|Mol. Phylogenet. Evol.]] 45 (1): 50–68. doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2007.05.018.