Chaetodon tricinctus, Adult, Lord Howe Is, NSW. Photo: Andrew Green
Chaetodon tricinctus, Lord Howe Is, Australia. Photo: Ian Shaw
Localised, Temperate Australasia
Rounded, black and white banded body, orange lips, dorsal and anal fin margins. Schools in the water column and feeds on plankton. Restricted to Tasman Sea Islands.
Max Size: 15 cm
Habitat: Coral Reef
Threats: Exploitation, Habitat degradation
IUCN Threat Status: Least Concern
Occurrence: Common (29% 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: Several (6 per transect)
Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.
Edit by: RD Stuart-Smith, GJ Edgar, AJ Green, IV Shaw. 2015. Tropical Marine Fishes of Australia. Reed New Holland