Description The Oval-spot Butterflyfish is a bright yellow fish with a large oval black mark at the rear upper side of the body. IT has a bold vertical black stripe on the head through the eye. The fins are all yellow. It has a compressed body.
Other Names Mirror butterflyfish
Size length to 18cm
Habitat Coastal reef slopes with hydroids and anemones. Juveniles shelter in coral thickets. Usually solitary. Found at depths from 3m to 30m
Food coral polyps and invertebrates
Breeding Oviparous. Forms monogamous pairs during breeding.
Range The Oval-spot Butterflyfish is found on coral reefs in the eastern Indian Ocean and the Western Pacific. In Australia it is found off central to northern coast of Western Australia and the Great Barrier Reef, Queensland.