Butterfly Fish

Butterfly Fish
Butterfly Fish

The butterflyfish are a group of conspicuous tropical marine fish of the family Chaetodontidae; the bannerfish and coralfish are also included in this group. Found mostly on the reefs of the Atlantic, Indian and Pacific Oceans, there are approximately 120 species in 10 genera[1]. A number of species pairs occur in the Indian and Pacific oceans, members of the huge genus Chaetodon.

Butterfly Fish

Butterflyfish look like smaller versions of angelfish (Pomacanthidae) but unlike these lack preopercle spines at the gill covers. Some members of the genus Heniochus resemble the Moorish Idol (Zanclus cornutus) of the monotypic Zanclidae. Among the paraphyletic "Perciformes", the former are probably not too distantly related to butterflyfish, whereas the Zanclidae seem far less close.

Butterfly Fish

Butterfly Fish

Butterfly Fish

Butterfly Fish

Butterfly Fish

Butterfly Fish

Butterfly Fish

Butterfly Fish
Butterfly Fish

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