Description 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 grey. It gets its common name from the orange red on the anal fin.
Other Names Oval butterflyfish
Size length to 14cm
Habitat Coral reefs at depths from 3m to 20m. Juveniles shelter among coral branches, often in reef lagoons.
Food live coral polyps.
Breeding Oviparous. Forms pairs during breeding.
Range The Redfin Butterflyfish is found in the western Pacific. In Australia it is found around north-western coast of Western Australia and along the Great Barrier Reef to southern Queensland.