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The banded butterflyfish is a butterflyfish found in the tropical western Atlantic Ocean from Brazil to Bermuda. Common names include the banded butterflyfish, the butterbun, the butterflyfish, the Portuguese butterfly, the school mistress and the banded mariposa.

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 an antipredator adaptation, the bands disrupting the body's outlines.

Similar species: Butterflyfishes, Angelfishes
Species identified by Eric_S
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Uploaded Aug 9, 2016. Captured Aug 2, 2016 05:45 in Blackstone, St Vincent and the Grenadines.
  • Micro HD+ Underwater Camera
  • f/2.8
  • 1/1868s
  • ISO100
  • 2.7mm