Description The Speckled Butterflyfish is white or pale yellow with lots of small dark spots on the body. It has a black bar through the eye. The tail is transparent. It is similar in appearance to several other species including GŁnther's Butterflyfish. It can be distinguished from other species by the black margin of the anal fin.
Size length to 13cm
Habitat Shallow reef flats, reef lagoons, seaward reefs at depths. Usually in shallow water from 1m to 3m, but may be found to 36 m. Usually seen in pairs. Juveniles often found in small groups mixed with juveniles of other species such as C. kleinii.
Food coral polyps, algae, polychaete worms.
Breeding Oviparous. Forms pairs during breeding.
Range The Speckled Butterflyfish is found in tropical waters of the Indo-West and Central Pacific. In Australia it is found from central to north-western coast of Western Australia and on the east coast from the top of the Great Barrier Reef to central New South Wales.