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The Somali butterflyfish (Chaetodon somaliensis) is a species of marine fish belonging to the family Chaetodontidae. It is found in the western Indian Ocean, specifically along the east coast of Africa from Somalia to Tanzania and around the islands of Zanzibar and Pemba.
The Somali butterflyfish has a striking appearance, with a mostly white body, black stripes on its head and body, and a bright yellow tail. It can grow up to 15 centimeters (6 inches) in length.
This species is typically found in coral reef habitats, where it feeds on a variety of small invertebrates such as coral polyps, small crustaceans, and worms. It is a peaceful fish that can be kept in a community tank, but it can be aggressive towards other butterflyfishes.