Description The Eight-banded Butterflyfish is white or yellowish with eight vertical black bands There are seven black stripes on the head and body and one on the tail. Their is also a black stripe along the top of the snout. The dorsal and anal fins are also edged with black.
Size length to 12cm
Habitat Sheltered coral reef lagoons and inshore reefs at depths from 3m to 20m. Adults swim in pairs. Juveniles are seen in groups amongst Acropora corals.
Food coral polyps.
Breeding Oviparous. Forms pairs during breeding.
Range The Eight-banded Butterflyfish is found in tropical waters of the Indo-West Pacific. In Australia it has been recorded around offshore islands of north-western coast of Western Australia.