Australian Copperband Butterfly

(Chelmon marginalis)

Chelmon marginalis, commonly known as the copperband butterflyfish or beaked coral fish, is a species of marine fish belonging to the family Chaetodontidae. Here are some key characteristics and information about this species:

  1. Appearance: The copperband butterflyfish is easily recognized by its elongated body and distinctive coloration. It has a white body adorned with narrow copper-colored vertical bands that run horizontally across its body. The head is yellow with a black eye band, and the dorsal and anal fins are elongated.
  2. Size: They typically grow up to about 20 cm (8 inches) in length.
  3. Distribution: This species is found in the tropical waters of the Indo-Pacific region, including the Red Sea, the Great Barrier Reef, and islands of the Pacific Ocean.