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Class: Actinopteri
Order: Acanthuriformes
Family: Chaetodontidae Butterflyfishes

Genus: Chelmon

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Western Pacific
Max. Length 18 cm TL
Chelmon marginalis Richardson, 1842

Photo by Photo by Großkopf, J.
 
Chelmon marginalis
[Margined coralfish]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 20.5 cm TL
Chelmon muelleri Klunzinger, 1879

Photo by Photo by Schafer, S.E.
 
Chelmon muelleri
[Blackfin coralfish]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Chelmon rostratus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Chelmon rostratus
[Copperband butterflyfish]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Chelmon marginalis Margined coralfish Western Pacific 18 TL 1842
Chelmon muelleri Blackfin coralfish Western Pacific 20.5 TL 1879
Chelmon rostratus Copperband butterflyfish Western Pacific 20 TL 1758



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