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Butterflyfish (Chaetodontidae)Chaetodon citrinellus

Citron Butterflyfish at North Narooma, NSW

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Chaetodon citrinellus at North Narooma, NSW - 28 Feb 2019
Chaetodon citrinellus at North Narooma, NSW - 28 Feb 2019
Chaetodon citrinellus at North Narooma, NSW - 28 Feb 2019

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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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Girella tricuspidata (Luderick) at North Narooma, NSW - 27 Feb 2019 by Paul Whitington
Atypichthys strigatus (Mado) at North Narooma, NSW - 27 Feb 2019 by Paul Whitington
Aplodactylus lophodon (Rock Cale) at North Narooma, NSW - 27 Feb 2019 by Paul Whitington
Cheilodactylus fuscus (Red Morwong) at North Narooma, NSW - 27 Feb 2019 by Paul Whitington
Trygonoptera imitata (Eastern Shovelnose Stingaree) at North Narooma, NSW - 27 Feb 2019 by Paul Whitington
Parupeneus spilurus (Blacksaddle Goatfish) at North Narooma, NSW - 27 Feb 2019 by Paul Whitington
Enoplosus armatus (Old Wife) at North Narooma, NSW - 27 Feb 2019 by Paul Whitington
Upeneichthys lineatus (Bluestriped Goatfish) at North Narooma, NSW - 26 Feb 2019 by Paul Whitington
Enoplosus armatus (Old Wife) at North Narooma, NSW - 26 Feb 2019 by Paul Whitington
Pseudocaranx georgianus (Sliver Trevally, Araara) at North Narooma, NSW - 26 Feb 2019 by Paul Whitington
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Bursatella leachii (Ragged Sea Hare) at North Narooma, NSW - 9 Apr 2017 by libbyh
Atriplex prostrata (Hastate Orache) at North Narooma, NSW - 30 Mar 2017 by galah681
Myoporum boninense subsp. australe (Boobialla) at North Narooma, NSW - 30 Mar 2017 by galah681
Charadrius ruficapillus (Red-capped Plover) at North Narooma, NSW - 30 Mar 2017 by galah681
Luidia australiae (Seastar) at North Narooma, NSW - 1 Mar 2014 by LizAllen
Luidia australiae (Seastar) at North Narooma, NSW - 1 Mar 2014 by LizAllen
Aplysia sydneyensis (Sea Hare) at North Narooma, NSW - 4 Jan 2011 by Jennyncmg

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Location information

Species information

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

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 1m - 3m Depth of sighting
  • 27 Feb 2019 Recorded on
  • Paul Whitington Recorded by

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