Tag: Butterflyfish (Chaetodontidae)

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Lined Butterflyfish (Chaetodon Lineolatus) at Sail Rock

A Lined Butterflyfish (Chaetodon lineolatus) above the East Pinnacle at

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Orange-Banded Coralfish (Coradion Chrysozonus)

Another photo of what, if the references are correct, must be an Orange-Banded Coralfish (Coradion Chrysozonus) due to the presence of the prominent oscellated spot or "false eye".

The Orange-Banded Coralfish is very similar in appearance to the closely related Highfin Coralfish (Coradion Altivelis).

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Long-Beaked Coralfish juvenile (Chelmon Rostratus)

This tiny, juvenile Long-Beaked Coralfish (Chelmon Rostratus) was photographed under Chaloklum pier.

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Highfin Coralfish (Coradion Altivelis)

Although there is some confusion between what may either be the Highfin Coralfish (Coradion Altivelis) or Orange-Banded Coralfish (Coradion Chrysozonus), it is possible that both species are present in local waters.

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Long-Beaked Coralfish (Chelmon Rostratus)

An adult Long-Beaked Coralfish (Chelmon Rostratus) searches for food beneath Chaloklum pier.

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Longfin Bannerfish (Heniochus acuminatus)

A common and popular resident species found on both inshore reefs and offshore locations, the Longfin Bannerfish (Heniochus acuminatus) belongs to the Chaetodontidae family which also includes the Butterflyfish and Coralfish.

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Long-Beaked Coralfish (Chelmon Rostratus)

Long-Beaked Coralfish (Chelmon rostratus) are one of the most common reef fish in the area and always popular with divers and snorkellers (especially those with cameras).

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Lined Butterflyfish (Chaetodon Lineolatus)

A reasonably common local species, although not seen as frequently as some other species, the Lined Butterflyfish (Chaetodon lineolatus) is the largest member of the Butterflyfish family. Usually found in pairs, particularly at Sail Rock.

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Black-Cap Butterflyfish (Chaetodon Wiebeli)

One of the most common local fish species. Usually found in pairs, although sometimes come together to form large groups.

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Orange-Banded Coralfish (Coradion Chrysozonus)

The Orange-Banded Coralfish (Coradion Chrysozonus) is very similar in appearance to the closely related Highfin Coralfish (Coradion Altivelis).