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Synonyms for butterflyfish

tropical fish with huge fanlike pectoral fins for underwater gliding

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Preliminary evidence suggests that intensity of predation by butterflyfishes, Chaetodon unimaculatus and C.
These cichlids are unique in having a strongly laterally compressed discoidal shape, similar to the marine butterflyfishes of the genus Chaetodon.
For example, butterflyfishes and several species of angelfish--including gray, French, blue, queen, and rock beauty--are currently subject to minimum and maximum length restrictions.
Orientation behaviour of butterflyfishes (family Chaetodontidae) on coral reefs: spatial learning of route specific landmarks and cognitive maps.
Interactions between trophic levels on coral reefs: scleractinian corals and corallivorous butterflyfishes in Hawaii.
Interespecific variation in the distributions and diets of coral reef butterflyfishes (Teleostei: Chaetodontidae).
Guide to Angelfishes and Butterflyfishes. Odyssey Press, San Diego.
Ecology and fate of butterflyfishes, Chaetodon sp., in the temperate, Western North Atlantic.
Predation-induced morphological and behavioral defenses in a hard coral: implications for foraging behavior of coral-feeding butterflyfishes. Mar.
This behavior is expressed especially well in tropical gobies (Gobiidae), wrasses (Labridae), and butterflyfishes (Chaetodontidae).
Ecology and fate of butterflyfishes, Chaetodon spp., in the temperate, western North Atlantic.
Comparative use of food and space by three Bahamian butterflyfishes. Bull.
The use of Butterflyfishes (Chaetodontidae) as bio--indicators of habitat structure and human disturbance.