New record of butterflyfish? 16 Aug 2011Posted by cat64fish in Tales from the N2 bar.
While doing a fish survey at Kusu Island (on 14 Aug 2011), I came across this butterflyfish, which I have not seen before in Singapore. Thanks to my trusty Canon S95, I manged to snap off a few shots and came up with three very clear images of the fish.
It is Chaetodon adiergastos, or the Panda Butterflyfish.
IUCN lists Singapore as one of the countries that this fish occurs in, but makes no mention of the reference. Fishbase on the other hand, does not. Either way, I’ve not seen this butterflyfish before at any of the sites we survey, so it is very exciting!!