Arrowhead Soapfish (species: Belonoperca chabanaudi) in ALA: Lizard Island (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Belonoperca chabanaudi
Arrowhead Soapfish

©craigjhowe: Belonoperca chabanaudi at an outer reef near Lizard Island.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Perciformes
Family Serranidae
Genus Belonoperca
Species Belonoperca chabanaudi



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Up to 15 cm (length according to Allen et al,2003)

Depth range

  • Depth range data is not yet available.



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Local abundance

  • Lizard Island: Never recorded from the Lizard Island Group. Several records from explosive sampling at the outer reefs in the 1970s. (ALA accessed 2 Dec 2017).

Web resources


References that assist with identification

  • Allen, G., R. Steene, P. Humann and N. Deloach (2003). Reef fish identification: Tropical Pacific New World Publications Inc., Jacksonville, FL, USA.