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Banded butterflyfish (Chaetodon striatus) Cozumel, Quintana Roo, Mexico. Jul 17, 2017 Banded butterflyfish,Chaetodon striatus,Geotagged,Mexico,Summer Click/tap to enlarge Country intro

Banded butterflyfish (Chaetodon striatus)

Cozumel, Quintana Roo, Mexico. Jul 17, 2017

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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 Thibaud Aronson
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By Thibaud Aronson

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Uploaded Dec 17, 2017. Captured Jul 17, 2017 12:51 in Av. Rafael E. Melgar 770, Zona Hotelera Nte., San Miguel de Cozumel, Q.R., Mexico.
  • DMC-TZ70
  • f/6.3
  • 10/5000s
  • ISO800
  • 24.2mm