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Tropical visitorChaetodon citrinellus

Speckled Butterflyfish at North Narooma, NSW

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Chaetodon citrinellus at North Narooma, NSW - 27 Feb 2019
Chaetodon citrinellus at North Narooma, NSW - 27 Feb 2019
Chaetodon citrinellus at North Narooma, NSW - 27 Feb 2019

Identification history

Tropical visitor Chaetodon citrinellus 28 Feb 2019 LizAllen
Tropical visitor Chaetodon citrinellus 27 Feb 2019 Paul Whitington

Author's notes

suggested identity based on width and extent of black eye stripe, colouration and spots, and thick black anal fin margin

4 comments

LizAllen wrote:
   28 Feb 2019
Looks like it to me after reading descriptions in R. KUIter's 'Guide to Fishes Australia'.
   28 Feb 2019
I also used Kuiter’s book to identify this one. If it’s correct, this individual would seem to be out of its normal range. But I guess you get some tropical species straying down here?
LizAllen wrote:
   28 Feb 2019
We do get tropicals here ,Will find the id sheets for Juveniles .There have been regular surveys done in the past .
LizAllen wrote:
   28 Feb 2019
We do get tropicals here ,Will find the id sheets for Juveniles .There have been regular surveys done in the past .

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Nearby Sightings

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Girella tricuspidata (Luderick) at North Narooma, NSW - 27 Feb 2019
Rhabdosargus sarba (TBC) at North Narooma, NSW - 27 Feb 2019
Atypichthys strigatus (Mado) at North Narooma, NSW - 27 Feb 2019
Crinodus lophodon (TBC) at North Narooma, NSW - 27 Feb 2019
Cheilodactylus fuscus (Red Morwong) at North Narooma, NSW - 27 Feb 2019
Trygonoptera testacea (TBC) at North Narooma, NSW - 27 Feb 2019
Enoplosus armatus (Old Wife) at North Narooma, NSW - 27 Feb 2019
Parupeneus signatus (Black Spot Goatfish) at North Narooma, NSW - 27 Feb 2019
Chironemus marmoratus (TBC) at North Narooma, NSW - 27 Feb 2019
Upeneichthys lineatus (Bluestriped Goatfish,red mullet, night coloration) at North Narooma, NSW - 26 Feb 2019
Enoplosus armatus (Old Wife) at North Narooma, NSW - 26 Feb 2019
Girella tricuspidata (Luderick) at North Narooma, NSW - 26 Feb 2019
Pseudocaranx dentex (TBC) at North Narooma, NSW - 26 Feb 2019
Bursatella leachii (Ragged Seahare) at North Narooma, NSW - 9 Apr 2017
Atriplex prostrata (Hastate Orache) at North Narooma, NSW - 30 Mar 2017
Myoporum boninense subsp. australe (Boobialla) at North Narooma, NSW - 30 Mar 2017
Charadrius ruficapillus (Red-capped Plover) at North Narooma, NSW - 30 Mar 2017
Luidia australiae (Seastar) at North Narooma, NSW - 1 Mar 2014
Luidia australiae (Seastar) at North Narooma, NSW - 1 Mar 2014
Unidentified at North Narooma, NSW - 28 Jan 2011
Aplysia sydneyensis (Aplysia sydneyensis) at North Narooma, NSW - 4 Jan 2011

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Location

Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Non-local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

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  • 27 Feb 2019 3:41 PM Recorded on
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