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Butterflyfish

family of fishes

Butterflyfish are a group of brightly marked tropical marine fish in the family Chaetodontidae. The bannerfish and coralfish are also included in this group. They live mostly on the reefs of the Atlantic, Indian and Pacific Oceans. There are about 120 species in 10 genera.

Butterflyfish
Chaetodon lunula in Kona 2008.jpg
The raccoon butterflyfish (Chaetodon lunula)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Class: Actinopterygii
Infraclass: Teleostei
Order: Perciformes
Family: Chaetodontidae