Copperband Butterflyfish Chelmon rostratus

Copperband Butterflyfish
Copperband Butterflyfish
Copperband Butterflyfish
The Copperband Butterflyfish is native to reefs of the Indian and Pacific Oceans.
Copperband Butterflyfish
Copperband Butterflyfish
Copperband Butterflyfish
The false eyespot on the dorsal fin deceives predators in direction of travel and minimises damage. The long snout allows the fish to pick out small invertebrates and coral polyps from crevices.
Copperband Butterflyfish
Copperband Butterflyfish
Copperband Butterflyfish
Adults can reach some 20cm long. Juveniles have a similar appearance to the adults.