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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...

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...

Bank Butterflyfish Chaetodon aya
2012-05-22 10:24:48

The bank Butterflyfish (Chaetodon aya) is a species of butterflyfish found in tropical Atlantic waters. It is uncommon through much of its range, being found only on natural and artificial reefs in Florida, the Gulf of Mexico, and off the Yucatan Peninsula. It is also found north to North Carolina. This silver-white colored fish has yellow on all fins except the pectoral fins. It also has...

Teardrop butterflyfish
2007-03-26 12:50:46

The Teardrop butterflyfish, Chaetodon unimaculatus, is a butterflyfish of the family Chaetodontidae found in the Indo-Pacific oceans from East Africa (south to Port Alfred, South Africa), to the Hawaiian, Marquesan and Ducie islands, north to southern Japan, south to Lord Howe and Rapa islands, and throughout Micronesia, at depths down to 196.86 ft (60 m). Its length is up to 7.87 in (20 cm)....

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.

Bluecheek butterflyfish
2007-03-26 12:48:39

The Bluecheek butterflyfish, Chaetodon semilarvatus, is a butterflyfish of the family Chaetodontidae found in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden, at depths of between 9.84 and 65.62 ft (3 and 20 m). Its length is up to 9.06 in (23 cm). The Bluecheek butterflyfish is a common species found in areas where there is rich coral growth, often seen in pairs or small aggregations. It is occasionally...

Fourspot butterflyfish
2007-03-26 12:47:46

The Fourspot butterflyfish, Chaetodon quadrimaculatus, is a butterflyfish of the family Chaetodontidae found in the Pacific Ocean from the Ryukyus, Ogasawara (Bonin) Islands and Taiwan to the Hawaiian, Marquesan, and Pitcairn islands, south to the Samoan and Austral Islands and the Marianas and Marshall Islands in Micronesia, at depths down to 49.21 ft (15 m). Its length is up to 6.30 in (16...

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