Muller's Coralfish, Chelmon muelleri Klunzinger 1879


Other Names: Beaked Coralfish, Black-fin Coralfish, Black-fin Coral-fish, Highfin Coralfish, Müller's Coralfish

Muller's Coralfish, Chelmon muelleri, from Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia. Source: Michael Hammer / Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory. License: All rights reserved

Summary:
A long-snouted butterflyfish with a pattern of broad brown bars and a large black ocellus on the base of the second dorsal fin.

Cite this page as:
Dianne J. Bray, Chelmon muelleri in Fishes of Australia, accessed 19 Oct 2019, http://fishesofaustralia.net.au/Home/species/2407

Muller's Coralfish, Chelmon muelleri Klunzinger 1879

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Distribution

Endemic to northern Australia from the Kimberly Archipelago, Western Australia, to the southern Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, in depths of 1-20 m.

Inhabits shallow rocky and silty/muddy reefs, often with extensive algal cover; also found in estuaries.

Feeding

Carnivore - feeds on benthic invertebrates including crabs and polychaete worms.

Species Citation

Chelmo muelleri Klunzinger, 1879, Anzeiger der Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien 16(22): 255. Type locality: Port Denison, QLD.

Author

Dianne J. Bray

Muller's Coralfish, Chelmon muelleri Klunzinger 1879

References


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Pyle, R. 2001. Chaetodontidae, Pomacanthidae. pp. 3224-3286 in Carpenter, K.E. & Niem, V.H. (eds). The Living Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific. FAO Species Identification Guide for Fisheries Purposes. Rome : FAO Vol. 5 2791-3379 pp.

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Quick Facts


CAAB Code:37365015

Conservation:IUCN Least Concern

Depth:2-10 m

Depth:Silty coastal reefs

Max Size:20 cm TL

Native:Endemic

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