Citron Butterflyfish, Chaetodon citrinellus Cuvier 1831

Other Names: Citron Coralfish, Speckled Butterflyfish, Speckled Butterfly-fish

A Citron Butterflyfish, Chaetodon citrinellus, at Lizard Island, Great Barrier Reef, Queensland. Source: Andy Lewis / Lizard island Field Guide, License: CC by Attribution


A small pale yellow butterflyfish covered in small dark spots with a black bar from the first dorsal-fin spine through the eye, and a black margin on the anal fin.

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Dianne J. Bray, Chaetodon citrinellus in Fishes of Australia, accessed 25 May 2024,

Citron Butterflyfish, Chaetodon citrinellus Cuvier 1831

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CAAB Code:37365036

Conservation:IUCN Least Concern

Depth:1-36 m

Fishing:Aquarium fish

Habitat:Reef associated

Max Size:13 cm TL

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