Butterflyfish Fish Species

Butterflyfish are tropical marine fish of the family Chaetodontidae. They are found on the reefs of the Atlantic, Indian and Pacific oceans. A length of 6 inches is average. Their small size, rounded bodies and slightly concave foreheads distinguish them from the larger angelfish. Many have eyespots on their flanks and dark bands across their eyes, similar to the patterns seen on butterfly wings. Reefkeepers should beware, as butterflyfish are well-known coral pickers.

Copperband Butterfly Copperbanded Butterflyfish
Forceps Butterfly Pennant butterflyfish
Spot-Banded Butterflyfish Yellow Longnose Butterflyfish
Yellow Pyramid Butterflyfish