Copperband Butterflyfish - Chelmon rostratus

Copperband Butterflyfish

Chelmon rostratus

Other Names: Beaked coral fish

Family: Chaetodontidae (butterflyfishes)

Size: Up to 20 cm

Distribution: This species occurs from southern Japan and Taiwan throughout the Coral Triangle, northern Thailand and the Andaman and Nicobar Islands to the Solomon Islands and the northern coast of Australia from the Gulf of Carpenteria to Sydney.

Status: Least Concern

Habitat: Copperband butterflyfish are found at depths of 1-25 metres either alone or in pairs. These fish form monogamous pairs during breeding. They are usually found on coral reefs or rocky shorelines, and also in estuaries and silty inner reefs.

References: Wikipedia, IUCN Red List

About the Copperband Butterflyfish

The copperband butterflyfish can be kept in saltwater home aquariums, but can be difficult to look after.

Copperband Butterflyfish - Chelmon rostratus
Photo: Sydney Aquarium. High Resolution 4256 x 2832.

Copperband Butterflyfish - Chelmon rostratus
Photo: Sydney Aquarium. High Resolution 2872 x 1968.

Copperband Butterflyfish - Chelmon rostratus
Photo: Sydney Aquarium. High Resolution 3024 x 2012.

Copperband Butterflyfish - Chelmon rostratus
Photo: Sydney Aquarium. High Resolution 3024 x 2012.

See Also

Australian Mammals
Australian Birds
Australian Reptiles
Australian Frogs
Australian Spiders and Their Faces
Australian Wild Plant Foods

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