- Species presence
- Recorded In Australia
Occurrence records map
- RLS profile v3
- Abundance: 2.011
- Behaviour: Commonly occurs in pairs, which move slowly over the reef within small territories picking at small invertebrates.
- Common_Name: Western talma;
- Depth: 2–40 m
- Description: Triangular-shaped butterflyfish with extended snout, two wide black bars across silver sides of body, and additional thinner vertical bars across eye, behind head, and at base of tail. Distinguished from the very similar Chelmonops truncatus by slightly narrower body, and rear tip of dorsal and anal fins projects further backwards.
- Diet: small invertebrates
- Distribution: Shark Bay, WA, to Robe, SA.
- Frequency: 24.408
- Habitat: Sheltered and moderately exposed reef
- IUCN_Threat_status: Least Concern
- Invasive: Not known to be invasive
- Max_size: 200 mm
- Range: 973.274
- Threats: Overharvesting for aquarium trade
- South Australian Fish from the AFD
Names and sources
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