Beaked Coralfish, Chelmon rostratus (Linnaeus 1758)
Other Names: Beaked Coral-fish, Copperbanded Butterflyfish
A Beaked Coralfish, Chelmon rostratus, at Forbes Island, Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, June 2015. Source: Ian Shaw / iNaturalist.org. License: CC by Attribution-NonCommercial
A common butterflyfish with two narrow orange bars on the head and anterior body, a bar down the middle of the body, a broad yellowish or yellowish-orange band on the rear of the body divided by a crescent-shaped white bar, and a false eyespot or ocellus on the dorsal fin.
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Dianne J. Bray, Chelmon rostratus in Fishes of Australia, accessed 21 Feb 2019, http://fishesofaustralia.net.au/home/species/422