Description The Dusky Butterflyfish has a black or dark grey color with yellow rim on the dorsal fin and anal fin. The tail is yellow with vertical black band. The snout is yellow with white tip. There is a dark band below the eye and there is a black bump is on the forehead.
Size length to 20cm
Habitat rocky areas of reef lagoons, seaward reefs, estuarine reef areas. Usually seen in pairs, juveniles are often seen singly. Found at depths from 2m to 20m
Food algae, coral, small bottom dwelling invertebrates.
Breeding Oviparous. Forms pairs during breeding.
Range The Dusky Butterflyfish is found in the South-western Pacific. In Australia it is found along Queensland and New South Wales coast.