Goldstripe Butterflyfish, Chaetodon aureofasciatus Macleay 1878


Other Names: Gold-banded Butterflyfish, Golden Butterflyfish, Goldenrod Butterflyfish, Goldenstriped Butterflyfish, Golden-striped Butterflyfish, Gold-striped Butterfly-fish, Sunburst Butterflyfish

Goldstripe Butterflyfish, Chaetodon aureofasciatus, in the Dampier Marine Park, Western Australia. Source: Rick Stuart-Smith / Reef Life Survey. License: CC By Attribution

Summary:
A greyish butterflyfish with a bright yellow rim, and an orange band through the eye.

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Dianne J. Bray & Audrey S. Thompson, Chaetodon aureofasciatus in Fishes of Australia, accessed 12 Jul 2020, http://136.154.202.208/home/species/2374

Goldstripe Butterflyfish, Chaetodon aureofasciatus Macleay 1878

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Distribution

Coral Bay, Western Australia, to Moreton Bay, Queensland; also in southern Papua New Guinea.
Inhabits coastal and offshore reefs, often on silty coastel reefs, including near river mouths.

Feeding

An obligate corallivore - feeds on coral polyps, although it can live in areas with sparse coral growth.

Fisheries

Although sold in the aquarium industry, this species rarely is difficult to maintain as it feeds on live corals.

Remarks

Chaetodon aureofasciatus hybridises with Rainford's Butterflyfish, Chaetodon rainfordi.

Species Citation

Chaetodon aureofasciatus Macleay, 1878, Proc. Linn. Soc. N.S.W. 1 2(4): 351. Type locality: Port Darwin, NT.

Author

Dianne J. Bray & Audrey S. Thompson

Goldstripe Butterflyfish, Chaetodon aureofasciatus Macleay 1878

References


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Quick Facts


CAAB Code:37365013

Conservation:IUCN Least Concern

Depth:5-15 m

Feeding:Coral polyps only

Fishing:Aquarium fish (uncommon)

Habitat:Reef associated

Max Size:12.5 cm TL

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