Gunther's Butterflyfish is mostly white to pale yellow with small dark spots that form irregular lines. In Australia it is recorded from southern Queensland to southern New South Wales.
Gunther's Butterflyfish is mostly white to pale yellow with small dark spots that form irregular lines. The rear part of the body, soft dorsal fin and anal fin are yellow. A black bar passes through the eye.
It is found on rocky and coral reefs. Juveniles are usually seen at depths between 10 m and 30 m, whereas adults are found at depths from 20 m to at least 50 m.
Gunther's Butterflyfish is found in tropical and temperate marine waters throughout the Western Pacific. In Australia it is recorded from southern Queensland to southern New South Wales.
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.
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