What's been spotted in New South Wales?

Threadfin butterflyfish

Chaetodon auriga

One of several seen around the rock wall.

Depth 8m
Chaetodon auriga

About this species

This fish has three unique distinguishing features; the black band that runs vertically across the eyes, the threadlike yellow filament extending from the soft dorsal fin, and the distinctive white, black and yellow banded markings on the body. These markings are white anteriorly and yellow posteriorly with intersecting perpendicular black lines. Read more…

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