Blackback Butterflyfish, Chaetodon melannotus Click to enlarge image
A Blackback Butterflyfish at depth of 18 m, Pixie Gardens (Ribbon #9), Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, 24 June 2002. Image: Erik Schlögl
© Erik Schlögl

Fast Facts


The map below shows the Australian distribution of the species based on public sightings and specimens in Australian Museums. Click on the map for detailed information. Source: Atlas of Living Australia.


  1. Hoese, D.F., Bray, D.J., Paxton, J.R. & G.R. Allen. 2006. Fishes. In Beesley, P.L. & A. Wells. (eds) Zoological Catalogue of Australia. Volume 35. ABRS & CSIRO Publishing: Australia. parts 1-3, pages 1-2178.