Movie: Pyramid Butterflyfish at Christmas Island

Pyramid Butterflyfish, Hemitaurichthys polylepis, at Christmas Island, 2010.

© Dive Around
Kieren Curry & Andy Green


Half way through the clip you'll see a small fish with a red back and black tail, cleaning the larger Pyramid Butterflyfish.  This fish looks similar to the Redlipped Cleaner Wrasse, Labroides rubrolabiatus, a species not recorded from Australian waters.

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Tags fishes, ichthyology, Hemitaurichthys polylepis, Pyramid Butterflyfish, Chaetodontidae,