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Western butterflyfish

Chaetodon assarius

(Image credit: Rick Stuart-Smith, Reef Life Survey)

Beige body with vertical rows of dark spots. The rear of the body has a brown margin with a white trim. Dark spot on the rear of the dorsal fin. Dark vertical line through the eye.

Length: Up to 13 cm


Rocky reefs and sandy-weed flats; 3-40 m depth

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Log this butterflyfish north of Port Hedland in Western Australia, and east of Adelaide in South Australia (through southern Western Australia)

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/

Fishbase http://www.fishbase.org/summary/Chaetodon-assarius.html

Description based on information from Allen G, Steene R, Human P, DeLoach N (2003) Reef fish identification: Tropical Pacific. New World Publications Florida, USA

Number of sightings 1

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