Chaetodontidae


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Chaetodontidae

[‚kēd·ō′dän·tə‚dē]
(vertebrate zoology)
The butterflyfishes, a family of perciform fishes in the suborder Percoidei.

Chaetodontidae

 

a family of fishes of the order Perciformes. The tall, laterally compressed body usually reaches a length of 25 cm. The coloration is a bright mottling. The fishes are solitary. They are not good long-distance swimmers but when pursued by predators easily find a hiding place in the cavities or crevices of reefs. The fishes inhabit shallows of the world ocean and are most numerous in the tropics, where they invariably appear around coral reefs. There are about 150 species. Best known are the butterfly fishes and angelfishes (the latter are often assigned to the separate family Pomacanthidae).

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Zhizn’ zhivotnykh, vol. 4, part 1. Moscow, 1971.
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Chaetodontidae (Butterflyfish) juveniles were restricted to the mangrove habitat, but adults were located mainly on coral reefs (Fig.
Although all Chaetodontidae juveniles used mangroves as nurseries, juvenile habitat association of species such as from the Scaridae family differed between species.
The only other family for which %IRI values differed by >5% was the Chaetodontidae, which was more important in the Kona than the Oahu diet.
Chaetodontidae, Mullidae, Scaridae); and 3) large positive electivity, low wild abundance (Aulostomidae, Monacanthidae).
On one end of the spectrum, for generally small-body families, such as the Acanthuridae and Chaetodontidae, differences between consumed and wild sizes were near significant ([D.
Regarding diurnally active prey taxa, differential vulnerability may offer an explanation for divergent electivity among the abundant families Pomacentridae, Labridae, and Acanthuridae, and among moderately abundant families such as the Chaetodontidae and Scaridae.
43 18 Callionymidae Paradiplogrammus bairdi 123 0 Carangidae All species 20 2 Chaetodontidae Chaetodon capistratus 25 1 Chaetodon ocellatus 5 0 Cynoglossidae Symphurus spp.
17 CUADRO 9 Abundancia relativa de peces arrecifales en Meager Shoal, 2004 (protocolo REEF) TABLE 9 Relative abundance of reef fish in Meager Shoal, 2004 (REEF protocol) Especies Familia Abundancia relativa Acanthurus coeruleus Acanthuridae P Chaetodon capistratus Chaetodontidae P Amblycirrhitus pinos Cirrhithidae P Megalops atlanticus Elopidae S Holocentrus rufus Holocentridae S Bodianus rufus Labridae P Thalassoma bifasciatum Labridae P Ocyurus chrysurus Lutjanidae P Abudefduf saxatilis Pomacentridae P Stegastes partitus Pomacentridae P Stegastes fuscus Pomacentridae M Odontoscion dentex Sciaenidae P Cephalopholis cruentata Serranidae P Canthigaster rostrata Tetraodontidae P (S=Solo un individuo; P=Pocos: 2-10 individuos; M=Muchos: 11-100 individuos; A=Abundantes: >100 individuos).
Los consumidores directos o peces coralivoros estan representados por algunas pocas familias como Chaetodontidae (mariposas), Balistidae (ballestas) y Tetraodontidae (globos) (Glynn et al.
Peces depredadores de corales en las Bahias de Chengue y Gayraca: Con base en su comportamiento alimentario, ciertas especies de la familia Chaetodontidae han sido reconocidas como predominantemente coralivoras (Reese 1977, 1981).
Ecologia de los peces de las familias Chaetodontidae y Pomacanthidae en la region de Santa Marta Caribe colombiano.
Type 1 lesions simulated the damage caused by parrotfish injuries (Bruckner and Bruckner 1998), while Type 2 lesions resembled to Chaetodontidae damages (Ohman et al.