Chaetodontoplus ballinae Whitley, 1959
Ballina angelfish
photo by Baensch, F.

Family:  Pomacanthidae (Angelfishes)
Max. size: 
Environment:  reef-associated; depth range 100 - 120 m, non-migratory
Distribution:  Southwest Pacific: known only from off Ballina, New South Wales, Australia.
Diagnosis:  Ground color pearly gray with well defined dark band (mostly black) extending over the entire back and the lower half of the dorsal fin, its anterior end extending downward to the pectoral-fin base. Eyes bright yellow, remainder of fins pearly.
Biology:  Inhabits rock reef (Ref. 75154).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 08 October 2009 Ref. (119314)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   

Entered by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 16.06.94
Modified by: OrtaƱez, Auda Kareen - 09.12.08
Checked by: Agustin, Liza Q. - 13.08.94

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