Parachaetodon ocellatus, Ningaloo Reef, WA, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Parachaetodon ocellatus, Photo: Graham Edgar
Body bands narrower and without dark interior compared to Chaetodon rainfordi (Rainford's Butterflyfish), and has more triangular body shape, particularly when dorsal fin extended. Bars not joined beneath pectoral fin as in Coradion species (Coralfishes).
Max Size: 18 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 20.1-32.1°C
Habitat: Coral Reef, Soft sediment
IUCN Threat Status: Least Concern
Occurrence: Infrequent (1% of sites)
Occurrence describes how often the species is found on surveys within its distribution.
It is calculated as the % of reef sites surveyed by RLS divers across all the ecoregions in which the species has been observed
Abundance: Few (2 per transect)
Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.