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Lattice Butterflyfish

Chaetodon rafflesii

(Image credit: Dennis Polack)

The Lattice Butterflyfish is a uniformly bright yellow reef fish with a pineapple-like pattern on the sides, a blue forehead with a black vertical bar running over the eyes and a thick black, vertical submargin along the tail. Almost identical to A. ocellaris, but sometimes with thicker black margins on white bands, and shorter dorsal fins.

Length: to 18cm


Live inside of anemones on coral or rocky reefs.

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Log it south of K'gari or Stradbroke Island in QLD

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.

Redmap species descriptions were based, with permission, on the following resources:

http://fishesofaustralia.net.au/home/species/2396; http://reeflifesurvey.com/species/chaetodon-rafflesii/; http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/165680/0

Stuart-Smith et al. 2015; Myers & Pratchett 2010; CAAB; Atlas of Living Australia; Hobbs et al. 2007; Reef Life Survey; Fishes of Australia.

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