Butterflyfishes
family Chaetodontidae

Worldwide the family Chaetodontidae or butterflyfishes, comprises10 genera and about 120 species,8 genera and 28 species are represented locally.

Butterfly fishes typically have deep compressed bodies and often have pointed snouts. They are brightly coloured, often yellow. Many butterfly fishes have a stripe through the eye. This is thought to be a device to confuse predators.

Most butterfly fishes live on coral reefs and occur from 3 - 30m depth, although there are some deepwater species. They are often found in pairs or small groups

Butterflyfishes mainly eat small benthic invertebrates, a few species feed on live coral or plankton.

Chaetodon auriga, threadfin butterflyfish Chaetodon citrinellus, speckled butterflyfish, citron butterflyfish Chaetodon flavirostris, dusky butterflyfish yellow-nosed butterflyfish, black butterflyfish
Chaetodon flavirostris, dusky butterflyfish yellow-nosed butterflyfish, black butterflyfish Chaetodon guentheri, Gunther's butterflyfish Chaetodon kleinii, brown butterflyfish, Klein's butterflyfish
Chaetodon lineolatus, lined butterflyfish Chaetodon melannotus, black-back butterflyfish Chaetodon mertensii, Merten's butterflyfish
Chaetodon plebeius,blue-dash butterflyfish Chaetodon rainfordi, Rainford's butterflyfish Chaetodon rainfordi, Rainford's butterflyfish
Chaetodon tricinctus, three-band coralfish three-striped butterflyfish Chaetodon trifascialis, Chevron butterflyfish Chaetodon unimaculatus, teardrop butterflyfish
Chaetodon vagabundus, vagabond butterflyfish Chelmon rostratus, beaked coralfish Chelmonops truncatus, truncate coralfish eastern talma Forcipiger flavissimus, long-nose butterflyfish, forceps butterflyfish Heniochus acuminatus, reef bannerfish
Moorish Idol
Family Zanclidae
Zanclus cornutus, moorish idol
Morwongs
Family Cheilodactylidae
Cheilodactylus fuscus, red morwong
Cheilodactylus vestitus, crested morwong  eastern morwong, magpie morwong