Copperband Butterflyfish are found at depths up to 75 feet, alone or in pairs. They are usually found on coral reefs or rocky shorelines, as well as estuaries and silty inner reefs, in both the Pacific and Indian Oceans. Easily identified by their yellow banding and long snout, they grow to nearly 8 inches in length. Its snout is long and slender, and the dark eye of the fish is less conspicuous than the dark eye-spot on its dorsal fin. The base of the tail features a dark band that runs perpendicular to the tail.