Chaetodontoplus meredithi (Kuiter, 1990)

Common Name: 
Queensland Yellowtail Angelfish
Distribution: 

Uncommon in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Distributed through the western Pacific region. In Australia recorded from the Coral Sea, the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland, south to central New South Wales and including Lord Howe Island.

Ecological Notes: 

Frequents coastal reef and open bottoms with coral, sponge or seawhip outcrops to depths of at least 35 m. Juveniles often found among sponges, in bays and estuaries.

Additional Notes: 

Black body with blue face and white saddle behind the eye, yellow tail. Adults commonly in pairs, usually in deeper water where they feed on tunicates and sponges. Grows to 25 cm. 

References: 

R. Stuart-Smith, G. Edgar, A. Green, I. Shaw, Tropical Marine Fishes of Australia. Reed New Holland Publishers, 2015. p.224.

FishBase. Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. 2018. World Wide Web electronic publication. http://fishbase.ca/summary/Chaetodontoplus-meredithi.html. Accessed 11/05/18.

Atlas of Living Australia website at https://bie.ala.org.au/search?q=chaetodontoplus+meredithi. Accessed 11/05/18.