Coradion chrysozonus

Orange-banded coralfish
Coradion chrysozonus
Coradion chrysozonus, Raja Ampat, Indonesia, Photo: Andrew Green
Coradion chrysozonus
Coradion chrysozonus, adult, Photo: Graham Edgar
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Coradion chrysozonus
Coradion chrysozonus


Tropical Indo-Pacific


White with four gold bands, the first through the eye, and the middle two bands meeting at the bottom to form a V. Banding on body more golden than the dark bands of C. altivelis (Highfin Coralfish), and small ocellus slightly higher on rear dorsal fin. Black on tail base more like a spot than a band.


Max Size: 15 cm

Sea Temperature Range: 20.9-31.6°C

Depth: 3-60m

Habitat Generalization Index: 1.27

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: Infrequent (5.1% 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.

Edit by: RD Stuart-Smith, GJ Edgar, AJ Green, IV Shaw. 2015. Tropical Marine Fishes of Australia. Reed New Holland