[Coral-List] Skin discolouration on Chaetodon

Gomelyuk, Victor Victor.Gomelyuk at nt.gov.au
Tue Oct 25 01:33:58 EDT 2005

Dear colleagues,
Can someone give me some insight on these strange black spots, line and dots on butterfly fish Chaetodon aureofasciatus skin on different parts of their body? 
At this picture 
  - on a forehead. This discoloration has nothing to do with this species "normal colour". About 30% of this species individuals  at Gove/Nhulunbuy area (Arafura sea, the Northern Territory, Australia) have such discoloration. 
Kindest regards,
Victor Gomelyuk

Dr Victor Gomelyuk

Parks & Wildlife Service 

of the Northern Territory


23 Ellengowan Dr 


Ph:08 89209281


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