Chevron Butterflyfish (species: Chaetodon trifascialis) in Lizard Island Field Guide (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Chaetodon trifascialis
Chevron Butterflyfish

©Andy Lewis: Chevron Butterflyfish at Lizard Island

©Anne Hoggett: Chevron Butterflyfish at No Name Reef near Lizard Island

©Makeely Blandford: Chaetodon trifascialis in night colouration at North Point, Lizard Island, during coral spawning.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Perciformes
Family Chaetodontidae
Genus Chaetodon
Species Chaetodon trifascialis



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Up to 18 cm (Length of specimen)

Depth range

  • Depth range data is not yet available.



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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

  • 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.
  • Berumen, M.L. (2005). The importance of juveniles in modelling growth: butterflyfish at Lizard Island, Environmental Biology of Fishes, 72: 409-413. LIRS catalog number 996.
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