Chelmonops curiosus Kuiter, 1986
Western talma
photo by Fairclough, D.

Family:  Chaetodontidae (Butterflyfishes)
Max. size:  26 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; marine; depth range 51 - 57 m
Distribution:  Eastern Indian Ocean: Australia.
Biology:  A generally common species found in vertical rock faces. Feed on worms and crustaceans. Oviparous (Ref. 205). Form pairs during breeding (Ref. 205).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 09 October 2009 Ref. (130435)
Threat to humans:  harmless

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