Dusky Butterflyfish (species: Chaetodon flavirostris) in Lizard Island Field Guide (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Chaetodon flavirostris
Dusky Butterflyfish

©Anne Hoggett: Chaetodon flavirostris under a ledge at Big Vicki's Reef, Lizard Island.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Perciformes
Family Chaetodontidae
Genus Chaetodon
Species Chaetodon flavirostris



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Size data has not been obtained.

Depth range

  • Depth range data is not yet available.



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Local abundance

  • Lizard Island: Rarely seen.

Web resources


References that assist with identification

  • Randall, J.E., G.R. Allen and R.C. Steene (1990). Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Other references

  • Booth, D.J. and K. Parkinson (2011). Pelagic larval duration is similar across 23 degrees of latitude for two species of butterflyfish (Chaetodontidae) in eastern Australia. Coral Reefs, doi: 10.1007/s00338-011-0815-6. LIRS catalog number 1431.
  • Caley, M.J. (1995). Community dynamics of tropical reef fishes: local patterns between latitudes, Marine Ecology Progress Series, 129: 7-18. LIRS catalog number 447.
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