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Spotfin butterflyfish

The Spotfin butterflyfish, Chaetodon ocellatus, is a butterflyfish found in the western Atlantic Ocean, in the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea.

The name is derived from the dark spot on the fish’s dorsal fin. This, combined with a vertical, black bar through the eye, is designed to confuse predators.

Spotfin butterflyfish


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