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Synonyms for butterflyfish

tropical fish with huge fanlike pectoral fins for underwater gliding

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Butterflyfish dispersed further, averaging distances of 27 to 40 miles.
Possible butterflyfish trend: Butterflyfish species that feed on corals respond to subtle changes in coral communities, making them excellent indicators of reef health.
Flowing north along the east coast of America, the Gulf Stream current brings warm ocean water from the tropics to our area, and with it, many tropical fish, including the spotfin butterflyfish. Arriving by early July, these tropical visitors find suitable habitat among the jetties and eel grass meadows along the south shore of Long Island.
Pelagic larval duration is similar across 23[degrees] of latitude for two species of butterflyfish (Chaetodontidae) in eastern Australia.
Sea kayaking is one of the best ways to begin to explore the scenic beauty of the marine environment, with snorkelling and diving on offer to get really up close and personal with delightful reef residents including groupers, angelfish, butterflyfish and even black tip sharks.
Butterflyfish, damsels, and wrasses rushed up to the mantas' white undersides, speckled with black markings, to eat the parasites there.
Effects of different disturbance types on butterflyfish communities of Australia's Great Barrier Reef.
(Worldwide, 70-80 percent of reefs are under threat from bleaching, said Terry Gosliner, an expert in Indian and Pacific coral reefs and their biodiversity with the California Academy of Sciences.) Nevertheless, there were plenty of reef dwellers among the bleached coral: parrotfish, butterflyfish, purple- lipped clams, sea slugs and Christmas tree worms.
Local distribution of butterflyfish (Chateodontidae) on coral reef ecosystems is not well understood.
By day you can enjoy the hotel's watersports, and if you dive, the coral reefs are teeming with colourful parrotfish, butterflyfish and harmless reef sharks.
Trade-offs for the butterflyfish, Chaetodon multicinctus, when feeding on coral prey infected with trematode metacercariae.
Chaetodon ocellatus Bloch (spotfin butterflyfish) (McBride and Able, 1998), they may suffer 100% mortality and thus make no contribution to subsequent generations.