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Banded Butterflyfish Sep 13, 2017. Seen in the dive site Weber&#039;sJoy/Witches Hut.<br />
They are often seen in couple, as they are monogamous and pair for life. Banded butterflyfish,Caribbean Netherlands,Chaetodon striatus,Geotagged,Summer Click/tap to enlarge Country intro

Banded Butterflyfish

Sep 13, 2017. Seen in the dive site Weber'sJoy/Witches Hut.
They are often seen in couple, as they are monogamous and pair for life.

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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 Patomarazul
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Uploaded Dec 27, 2017. Captured Sep 13, 2017 15:59 in Queen's Highway, Rincon, Caribbean Netherlands.
  • XZ-1
  • f/4.0
  • 1/320s
  • ISO100
  • 6mm