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Four Eyed Butterflyfish Chaetodon capistratus
2013-10-16 11:57:32

The Four-eyed Butterflyfish (Chaetodon capistratus) is a butterflyfish belonging to the family Chaetodontidae. It is alternatively called the Foureye Butterflyfish. This species can be found in the Western Atlantic from Massachusetts, USA and Bermuda to the West Indies and northern South America. This species is the type species of Chaetodon. If this genus is split up as some have proposed,...

Copperband Butterflyfish Chelmon rostratus
2013-10-15 11:04:09

The Copperband Butterflyfish (Chelmon rostratus), also known as the Beaked Coral Fish, are found in reefs in both the Pacific and the Indian Ocean. This butterflyfish is one of the three species that make up the genus Chelmon and they all have long beaks. These fish can easily be identified by the yellow banding and long snout. The younger fish are similar in appearance to adult fish. The...

Truncate Coralfish Chelmonops truncatus
2013-02-03 10:01:25

Image Caption: An Eastern Talma (Truncate Coralfish) at Fly Point, Port Stephens, NSW. Credit: Richard Ling/Wikipedia (CC BY-SA 2.0) The truncate coralfish is specifically found in the coastal waters of Australia at depths up to 230 feet, around rocky reefs that have an abundance of algae. This fish is a species of butterfly fish that is also called the Eastern Talma. In Southern...

Pyramid Butterflyfish Hemitaurichthys polylepis
2013-01-30 15:32:54

Image Caption: Pyramid Butterflyfish in Kona, Hawaii. Credit: AquaImages/Wikipedia (CC BY-SA 2.5) The pyramid butterflyfish is found in tropical waters in the Eastern Indian Ocean, Western Pacific, South-east Asia, Japan, Australia, around the Great Barrier Reef, and Hawaiian Islands. This species often swims in large schools from just below the surface to 130 feet in depth, around steep...

Longnose Butterflyfish Forcipiger flavissimus
2013-01-12 07:21:03

The longnose butterflyfish has a wide distribution range. In the Indo-Pacific it is found in the Red Sea, East Africa, around the Hawaiian and Easter Islands, also from southern Japan to Lord Howe Island, and throughout Micronesia. In the Eastern Pacific it is found in southern Baja California, Mexico and from Revillagigedo to the Galapagos Islands. The longnose butterflyfish can swim alone,...

Black-nosed Butterflyfish Johnrandallia nigrirostris
2012-05-22 10:48:22

The Black-nosed Butterflyfish (Johnrandallia nigrirostris), also known as the Barberfish, the Barber, or Butterfly Barber, is a species of fish in the Chaetodontidae family of butterfly fishes. This fish is sometimes referred to as a cleaner fish. It is the only member of its genus and named after the ichthyologist John E. Randall. It is found in the East Pacific Ocean from the Gulf of...

Banded butterflyfish
2007-03-26 12:49:39

The Banded butterflyfish (Chaetodon striatus), is a butterflyfish found in the western Atlantic Ocean from Brazil to Bermuda. The name is derived from the dark vertical bands on the fish's body. This, combined with a vertical, black bar through the eye, is designed to confuse predators.

Spotfin butterflyfish
2007-03-26 12:40:16

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.

Millet butterflyfish
2007-03-26 12:24:06

The Millet butterflyfish, Chaetodon miliaris, is a butterflyfish of the family Chaetodontidae found in the eastern Central Pacific from Johnston Island and Hawaii, at depths down to 820.21 ft (250 m). Its length is up to 5.12 in (13 cm). The Millet butterflyfish is generally yellow or white with vertical rows of spots on the sides. A broad black bar runs vertically through the eye from the...

Raccoon butterflyfish
2007-03-26 12:19:08

The Raccoon butterflyfish, Chaetodon lunula, also known as crescent-masked or Lunule butterflyfish, is a butterflyfish of the family Chaetodontidae found in the Indo-Pacific oceans from East Africa to the Hawaiian, Marquesan, and Ducie islands, north to southern Japan, south to Lord Howe and Rapa islands, and also in the southeast Atlantic from East London, South Africa, at depths down to 98.43...

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