Animalia > Chordata > Actinopterygii > Perciformes > Chaetodontidae > Chelmon > Chelmon rostratus

Chelmon rostratus (longnosed butterflyfish; Longnose butterflyfish; Copper-banded butterflyfish; Copperband butterflyfish; Breaked coral fish; Beaked or Copper-banded butterflyfish; Beaked coralfish; Beaked butterflyfish; Banded longsnout butterflyfish; Butterflyfish; Angelfish; Copperhand butterflyfish )

Synonyms: Chaelmo rostratus; Chaetodon enceladus; Chaetodon rostratus; Chelmo rostratus; Chelmon lol
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Wikipedia Abstract

Copperband butterflyfish (Chelmon rostratus), commonly known as beaked coral fish, are found in reefs in both the Pacific and Indian Oceans. This butterflyfish is one of the three species that make up the genus Chelmon and all have long beaks.
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Maximum Longevity [1]  10 years

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Shoalwater and Corio Bays Area Ramsar Site   Queensland, Australia


Parasitized by 
Paradiscogaster eniwetokensis[2]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)


Andaman Island; Andaman Sea; Australia; Bay of Bengal; Calamianes Islands; China; Coral Sea and GBR; Great Barrier Reef; Hong Kong; India; Indian Ocean; Indian Ocean, Eastern; Indian Ocean, Western; Indonesia; Indonesian Sea; Japan; Lagonoy Gulf; Malaysia; Mauritius; Milne Bay; North Australian Shelf; Northeast Australian Shelf; Northwest Australian Shelf; Pacific Ocean; Pacific, Northwest; Pacific, Western Central; Papua New Guinea; Philippines; Ragay Gulf; Ryukyu Islands; San Miguel Bay; San Pedro Bay; Singapore; Solomon Islands; Sorsogon Bay; South China Sea; Sri Lanka; Sulu-Celebes Sea; Taiwan; Tawi tawi Bay; Tayabas Bay; Thailand; Viet Nam; Western Pacific: Andaman Sea to Ryukyu Islands and Australia.; Yellow Sea;

External References



Attributes / relations provided by
1Frimpong, E.A., and P. L. Angermeier. 2009. FishTraits: a database of ecological and life-history traits of freshwater fishes of the United States. Fisheries 34:487-495.
2Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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