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Title: Saltwater Fishes

Species #: 37

Common Name: Foureye Butterflyfish Scientific Name: Chaetodon capistratus Kingdom: Animalia Class: Family:


Phylum: Chordata Order:



Geography / Habitat: Western Tropical Atlantic, shallow coral reefs

Life Strategy: groups up to 15 individuals, no consistent paring of mates.

Food / Feed Strategy: browser, eats mostly anthozoans. also fish eggs, crustaceans, worms

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Body Form or Style: Compressiform Swim / Locomotion Style: Subcarangiform Mouth Position: Terminal Citation: "Foureye Butterflyfish." Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia. Web. 12 Dec. 2011. <>

37 Foureye Butterflyfish