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The Atoll of Funafuti, Ellice group : its zoology, botany, ethnology and general structure based on collections made by Charles Hedley of the Australian Museum, Sydney, N.S.W.

Chætodontidæ. — Chætodon, Cuvier. — Chætodon Auriga,Forsk

Chætodon, Cuvier.
Chætodon Auriga,Forsk.

Chætodon auriga, Forsk., Descr. Anim., p. 60; Günther, Fische der Südsee, p. 36, pl. xxvi., fig. b.

Although the island of Funafuti should be a veritable home for Chætodon, Chelmos, Holacanths, etc., many of which were seen swimming in the crevasses, this is the only member of the page 184family obtained. As previously mentioned this is to be accounted for by the fact that only the larger species were, as a rule, collected by the natives. This Chætodon is of the variety setifer, and measures 114 millim. in length.