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Meyer's butterflyfish

Chaetodon meyeri

(Image credit: Randall, J.E., 1997)

The scrawled butterflyfish has dark black diagonal bands running across its body. It is a whitish or blue-white colour, with a light pelvic fin.

Length: Up to 20 cm


Clear lagoons, reefs, coral; 5-25 m depth

Log it

In Queensland, log this species south of Bundaberg

Related links/info

Species names on the Redmap site are based on the Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota or CAAB (http://www.cmar.csiro.au/caab/). This is updated regularly and lists the approved common name, family, species name and more.

Find further information and images at FISHES OF AUSTRALIA http://www.fishesofaustralia.net.au/

Myers, R. & Pratchett, M. 2010. Chaetodon meyeri. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.1. . Downloaded on 08 October 2012.

Pyle, R. 2001. Chaetodontidae. Butterflyfishes. In: K.E. Carpenter and V.H. Niem (eds),FAO species identification guide for fishery purposes. The living marine resources of the Western Central Pacific. Volume 5. Bony fishes part 3 (Menidae to Pomacentridae), pp. 3224-3265. FAO, Rome.

Froese F, Pauly D (2011) Fishbase. www.fishbase.org

Randall, J.E., 1997. Randall's tank photos. Collection of 10,000 large-format photos (slides) of dead fishes. Unpublished

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