Relief of a butterfly fish in the Temple of Hatshepsut
The ancient Egyptians very much liked to depict their expeditions to Punt in their scenes, including such details as the fish that they saw in the Red Sea. This kind of fish is called butterfly fish; it is from the family of Chaetontidae fish which usually lives in the reefs in the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans. The size of the butterfly fish is between 15-25 cm. There are around 120 species from the butterfly fish. They are similar in the shape but some of species differ in the form of the forehead and mouth.
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