Orangebanded Coralfish, Coradion chrysozonus (Cuvier 1831)

Other Names: Goldengirdled Coralfish, Goldon-girdled Coralfish, Orange-banded Coralfish

An Orangebanded Coralfish, Coradion chrysozonus, at Exmouth, Western Australia, November 2012. Source: Kristin Anderson / License: CC by Attribution-NonCommercial

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Orangebanded Coralfish, Coradion chrysozonus (Cuvier 1831)

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Shark Bay to North West Cape, Western Australia, and Ashmore Reef, Timor Sea, to off Townsville,Queensland. Elsewhere, the species occurs in the tropical, east-Indo-west Pacific. Elsewhere the species occurs from the Andaman Sea, from southern Thailand to the Solomon Islands, and north from southern Japan and Taiwan, throughout the Coral Triangle and south to Australia.
Individuals or pairs are found on a range of coastal to outer reefs habitats with rich invertebrate growth. May prefer deeper cooler reefs.


Dorsal fin IX, 28-30; Anal fin III, 19-21.


Omnivore - feeds mostly on sponges, including tiny invertebrates found on the surface on sponges.

Species Citation

Chaetodon chrysozonus Cuvier in Cuvier  & Valenciennes 1831, Histoire Naturelle des Poissons 7: 82. Type locality: Java, Indonesia. 


Bray, D.J. 2018


Australian Faunal Directory

Orangebanded Coralfish, Coradion chrysozonus (Cuvier 1831)


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Quick Facts

CAAB Code:37365004

Conservation:IUCN Least Concern

Depth:3-60 m

Fishing:Aquarium fish

Max Size:15 cm TL

Max Size:Reef associated

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