Orangebanded Coralfish (species: Coradion chrysozonus) in Lizard Island Field Guide (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Coradion chrysozonus
Orangebanded Coralfish

©Lyle Vail: Coradion chrysozonus at Snake Pit near Lizard Island

©Anne Hoggett: One of a pair of Coradion chrysozonus at Big Vicki's Reef, Lizard Island.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Perciformes
Family Chaetodontidae
Genus Coradion
Species Coradion chrysozonus



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Up to 15 cm (Length according to Allen et al, 2003)

Depth range

  • Depth range data is not yet available.


Similar taxa

  • Animalia: species: Coradion calendula
    was described by Matsunuma et al (2023). It is very similar to Coradion chrysozonus and is recorded from Torres Strait and westward but it is not known from further south on the GBR.


©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Local abundance

  • Lizard Island: Uncommon in the Lizard Island area.

Web resources


References that assist with identification

  • Allen, G., R. Steene, P. Humann and N. Deloach (2003). Reef fish identification: Tropical Pacific New World Publications Inc., Jacksonville, FL, USA.

Other references

  • Bellwood, D.R., S. Klanten, P.F. Cowman, M.S. Pratchett, N. Konow and L. van Herwerden (2009). Evolutionary history of the butterflyfishes (f: Chaetodontidae) and the rise of coral feeding fishes, Journal of Evolutionary Biology, doi 10.1111: j1420-9101200901904x. LIRS catalog number 1348.
  • Leis, J.M. and R. Fisher (2006). Swimming speed of settlement-stage reef-fish larvae measured in the laboratory and in the field: a comparison of critical speed and in situ speed. "Proceedings of the 10th International Coral Reef Symposium". : 438-445. LIRS catalog number 1513.
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