Coradion chrysozonus (Cuvier, 1831)
Goldengirdled coralfish
Coradion chrysozonus
photo by Yin, Robert

 Family:  Chaetodontidae (Butterflyfishes)
 Max. size:  15 cm TL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  reef-associated; depth range 3 - 60 m, non-migratory
 Distribution:  Indo-Pacific: scattered colonies along the coast of Queensland, the Frankland Group off north Queensland, Western Australia, and New Guinea; Indonesia and the Philippines, and very seldom along the Chinese coast. Recently reported from Tonga (Ref. 53797).
 Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 9-9; Dorsal soft rays (total): 28-30; Anal spines: 3-3; Anal soft rays: 19-21. Description: Juveniles with white-edged ocelli in dorsal fin that reduces to a black spot in adults (Ref. 48636). Snout length 3.0-3.8 in HL. Body depth 1.3-1.5 in SL (Ref. 90102).
 Biology:  Found in coastal to outer reef drop-offs with rich invertebrate growth to 60 m depth; may also occur in areas with sparse coral growth. Feed on sponges (Ref. 9710). Oviparous (Ref. 205). Form pairs during breeding (Ref. 205).
 IUCN Red List Status:   (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
 Country info:  Known from Thai waters, Andaman Sea and Phuket islands (Ref. 37773). Also Ref. 9710.

 Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 05.06.92
 Modified by: Luna, Susan M. - 17.10.07
 Checked by: Agustin, Liza Q. - 12.08.94

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