Copperband butterflyfish

Characteristics

Often recorded singly and in pairs. Mainly feeds on tiny preys in coral rubble and sand, but also feeds on small invertebrates and hard corals.

Description

  • Body whitish.
  • Four vertical orange to yellow bars on body. The first bar runs through eye.
  • A black circular mark on the upper part of the last bar.
  • A black vertical bar on the tail base.
  • Snout distinctively long.

Common Name: Copperband butterflyfish

Family Common Name: Butterflyfishes

Scientific Name: Chelmon rostratus___(Linnaeus, 1758)

Genus: Chelmon

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