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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.
Butterflyfish are the glamour fish of the coral reefs, said Richard Pyle, Bishop Museum scientist and lead author on the publication.
Home to a marine extravaganza as diverse and vibrant as it is unique, the Inner Islands boast an abundance of marine life including butterflyfish, angelfish, soldierfish and squirrelfish among others and reefs that feature octopus, spiny lobster and a plethora of nudibranchs.
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.
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.
At our home in Chicago, Cindy and I have installed a ninety-gallon aquatic environment which, I am happy to say, is home to many varieties of anthia, butterflyfish, triggerfish, dragonets, surgeonfish, lionfish, goby, and wrasse, in addition to many varieties of coral, starfish, and other invertebrates.
Carroll & Kempf 1990), butterflyfish (Chelmon rostratus Linnaeus and Chaetodon kleini Bloch), and peppermint shrimp are commonly used as successful natural predators of Aiptasia.
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Commercial harvesters have higher daily quotas for a number of fish and invertebrates, namely: butterflyfish, angelfish, porkfish, Spanish and Cuban hogfishes, starsnails, blue-legged hermit crabs, and giant Caribbean anemones (FAC Online(6)).