Fish ID: Highfin Coralfish

Butterflyfish highfin coralfish coradion altivelis her
Family Butterflyfish (CHAETODONTIDAE)
species Coradion altivelis
size Up to 18cm
locality Sheltered reefs
behaviour Solitary and sheltering
range Eastern Indian Ocean and Asian Pacific

Coralfish have a more triangular shape than the oval Butterflyfish and the Highfin is markedly triangular. The body has vertical white, brown and gold bands with a black spot on the caudal peduncle. There are no other spots which help to distinguish other species.