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Copperband Butterflyfish Chelmon rostratus
2013-10-15 11:04:09

The Copperband Butterflyfish (Chelmon rostratus), also known as the Beaked Coral Fish, are found in reefs in both the Pacific and the Indian Ocean. This butterflyfish is one of the three species that make up the genus Chelmon and they all have long beaks. These fish can easily be identified by the yellow banding and long snout. The younger fish are similar in appearance to adult fish. The...

Truncate Coralfish Chelmonops truncatus
2013-02-03 10:01:25

Image Caption: An Eastern Talma (Truncate Coralfish) at Fly Point, Port Stephens, NSW. Credit: Richard Ling/Wikipedia (CC BY-SA 2.0) The truncate coralfish is specifically found in the coastal waters of Australia at depths up to 230 feet, around rocky reefs that have an abundance of algae. This fish is a species of butterfly fish that is also called the Eastern Talma. In Southern...

Moorish Idol Zanclus cornutus
2009-06-18 17:40:01

The Moorish Idol, also known as the "crowned scythe" (Zanclus cornutus) is the sole representative of the family Zanclidae. This is a small perciform marine fish. The Moorish Idol is a native of tropical to subtropical lagoons and reefs. Throughout the Indo-Pacific, the Moorish Idol is noteworthy for its broad distribution. Numerous butterflyfish (all of the genus Heniochus) are similar to the...

Pennant coralfish
2007-03-19 15:05:27

The Pennant coralfish or Coachman, Heniochus acuminatus, is a tropical fish of the family Chaetodontidae. It is also known colloquially as the "poor man's moorish idol". Appearance The fish is mostly black and white with an elongated dorsal fin making the fish reach around 9.84 in (25 cm). The fish's caudal, anal and pectoral fins are most commonly bright yellow. It is very similar in...