Chaetodontoplus meredithi

Queensland Yellowtail Angelfish
Chaetodontoplus meredithi
Chaetodontoplus meredithi, adult, NSW, Australia, Photo: Ian Shaw
Chaetodontoplus meredithi
Chaetodontoplus meredithi, juvenile, NSW, Australia, Photo: Ian Shaw
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Chaetodontoplus meredithi
Chaetodontoplus meredithi


Temperate Australasia, Tropical Indo-Pacific


White band behind eye, although often dark, yellow tail, and dark body; blue mask with yellow spots and yellow blotch between eyes up to top of head. Distinguished from C. personifer (Yellowtail Angelfish) by location.


Max Size: 25 cm

Sea Temperature Range: 20.2-29.9°C

Depth: 10-50m

Habitat Generalization Index: 5.49

Also referred to as the SGI (Species Generalisation Index), this describes the habitat niche breadth of the species. Species with values less than 15 are found in a relatively narrow range of reef habitat types (specialists), while those over 25 may be found on most hard substrates within their range (generalists). Learn more here.

Conservation and Rarity

IUCN Status: Least Concern

Occurrence: Frequent (14.9% of sites)

Occurrence describes how often the species is found on surveys within its distribution. It is calculated as the % of reef sites surveyed by RLS divers across all the ecoregions in which the species has been observed

Abundance: Few (2 per transect)

Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.