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 / 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.

Cite this page as:
Dianne J. Bray, Chelmon rostratus in Fishes of Australia, accessed 27 Sep 2020,

Quick Facts

CAAB Code:37365017

Conservation:IUCN Least Concern

Depth:1-25 m

Fishing:Aquarium fish

Habitat:Reef associated

Max Size:20 cm TL

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