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Butterflyfishes

Bennett's Butterflyfish
(Chaetodon bennetti)
Bennett's Butterflyfish
Bennett's Butterflyfish is bright yellow with thin blue lines on the lower part of the body. It has a vertical black bar edged with blue through the eye. There is a large black circular blotch with blue border on the sides. Juveniles are similar to... Click to continue>
Chevroned Butterflyfish
(Chaetodon trifascialis)
Chevroned Butterflyfish
The Chevroned Butterflyfish is white with narrow chevron markings on the body. It has a bold black bar through the eye. The tail is black with a yellow margin. Juveniles are similar to adults but have yellow tail and a black bar across the rear of... Click to continue>
Dotted Butterflyfish
(Chaetodon semeion)
Dotted Butterflyfish
The Dotted Butterflyfish is bright yellow with a vertical black and blue bar running across the eye The base of the back parts of the dorsal fin and anal fin is black. There are rows of small black dots on the sides. Older fish have a trailing... Click to continue>
Double-saddle Butterflyfish
(Chaetodon ulietensis)
Double-saddle Butterflyfish
The Double-saddle Butterflyfish is white with two broad dark grey to black saddle-shaped bands on the body. As well as the markings the body has more than a dozen very thin vertical black lines. The rear part of the body, dorsal fin, anal fin and... Click to continue>
Dusky Butterflyfish
(Chaetodon flavirostris)
Dusky Butterflyfish
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... Click to continue>
Eastern Triangular Butterflyfish
(Chaetodon baronessa)
Eastern Triangular Butterflyfish
The Eastern Triangular Butterflyfish has a silvery purple body with cream or yellow chevron-shaped markings. There are three dark bars on the head including one through the eye. It has a broad dark bar with yellow edges on the tail. It has a highly... Click to continue>
Eight-banded Butterflyfish
(Chaetodon octofasciatus)
Eight-banded Butterflyfish
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... Click to continue>
Klein's Butterflyfish
(Chaetodon kleinii)
Klein's Butterflyfish
Klein's Butterflyfish has a yellowish brown body with a white vertical bars on each side behind the head. There may also b a fainter light bar down the middle of the body. The head is white with a black vertical bar across the eye. Adults have a... Click to continue>
Latticed Butterflyfish
(Chaetodon rafflesii)
Latticed Butterflyfish
The Latticed Butterflyfish is yellow body with black scale edges that form a cross hatched or lattice pattern. There is a black bar through the eye and a black band on the rear of the dorsal fin. The tail is yellow with a black bar. There is... Click to continue>
Ornate Butterflyfish
(Chaetodon ornatissimus)
Ornate Butterflyfish
The Ornate Butterflyfish is white with six diagonal orange stripes on the body. The head has black and yellow vertical bars - one black bar across the eye and one on the snout. There is a grey triangular mark between the eyes. The tail has two black... Click to continue>
Oval-spot Butterflyfish
(Chaetodon speculum)
Oval-spot Butterflyfish
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. Click to continue>
Redfin Butterflyfish
(Chaetodon lunulatus)
Redfin Butterflyfish
The Redfin Butterflyfish is yellow with horizontal purple blue stripes. The snout and forehead is black. The rest of the head is mainly yellow with a black bar through the eye, and a narrow vertical black line behind the eye. The base of the tail is... Click to continue>
Saddled Butterflyfish
(Chaetodon ephippium)
Saddled Butterflyfish
The Saddled Butterflyfish has a large black saddle-shaped area edged with white on the top rear part of the body. The body is grey with horizontal blue stripes on the lower half. The snout and throat are yellow. Adults have a filament trailing from... Click to continue>
Speckled Butterflyfish
(Chaetodon citrinellus)
Speckled Butterflyfish
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... Click to continue>
Teardrop Butterflyfish
(Chaetodon unimaculatus)
Teardrop Butterflyfish
The Teardrop Butterflyfish has a round black spot on the side, with a faint black vertical streak below the spot like a teardrop. The lower half of the body is mainly white and the upper white is white shading to yellow on the back. The dorsal, anal... Click to continue>
Threadfin Butterflyfish
(Chaetodon auriga)
Threadfin Butterflyfish
The Threadfin Butterflyfish is white with chevron-shaped markings on the body and a long trailing filament from the dorsal fin of adults. The rear of the body and tail is yellow. There is a black spot at the rear of the dorsal fin and adults have a... Click to continue>
Vagabond Butterflyfish
(Chaetodon vagabundus)
Vagabond Butterflyfish
The Vagabond Butterflyfish has a white body with two sets of thin dark lines perpendicular to each other. One set of lines is on the front on the body and slope upwards from the head and pectoral fin towards the dorsal fin; the other set of lines... Click to continue>
Beaked Coralfish
(Chelmon rostratus)
Beaked Coralfish
The Beaked Coralfish is white with three bright vertical orange bands. It has a very long white beak and dark "eye" spot (ocellis) on the dorsal fin. Adults are usually seen swimming in pairs. Juveniles remain well hidden and are usually solitary. Click to continue>
Eastern Talma
(Chelmonops truncatus)
Eastern Talma
The Eastern Talma has a tubular snout and tall pointed dorsal and anal fins that have vertical rear margins. It is brown or silver with five dark bands. The first band passes through the eye, the next three cross the body, and fifth crosses the tail... Click to continue>
Forcepsfish
(Forcipiger flavissimus)
Forcepsfish
The Forcepsfish is a kind of Butterflyfish. The body is mainly yellow with black spot on anal fin near the tail. The upper half of head and snout is black with black going through the eye. The lower part of head and snout is whitish. (There is... Click to continue>
Pyramid Butterflyfish
(Hemitaurichthys polylepis)
Pyramid Butterflyfish
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Longfin Bannerfish
(Heniochus acuminatus)
Longfin Bannerfish
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Pennant Bannerfish
(Heniochus chrysostomus)
Pennant Bannerfish
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Schooling Bannerfish
(Heniochus diphreutes)
Schooling Bannerfish
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