Image of Chaetodon capistratus (Foureye butterflyfish). Chaetodon capistratus Etymology: Chaetodon: Greek, chaite = hair + Greek, odous = teeth (Ref. Chaetodon capistratus is found in the western waters of the tropical Atlantic. Its latitudinal ranges are along the North and South American coasts, stretching from . UWI. The Online Guide to the Animals of Trinidad and Tobago. Ecology. Chaetodon capistratus (Four-eye Butterflyfish). Family: Chaetodontidae ( Butterflyfish).
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This seems to only apply to smaller C. Other potential functions of the eye spot exist. Synapomorphy of the Bilateria.
The ventral fins are yellow. Foureye butterflyfish Englishbutterbun Englishcpaistratus Englishkaty Englishschool mistress Englishkete Englishmacamba Papiamentomacamba calaberde Papiamentomacamba marinier Papiamentomacamba ulandes Papiamentomarguerite Frenchmariposa Spanishparche Spanishparche ocelado Spanish. A black, vertical bar on the head runs down the true eye, making it less visible.
Density of the adults in the reef may have caused the pairing to break down Colin, Capustratus is so rapid that by the morning the tholichthys larvae already resemble the juvenile stage in respect to color.
Foureye Butterflyfish Foureye Butterflyfish. Not available FishBase mirror site: Economic Importance for Humans: Reproduction Male and female foureye butterflies form pairs early in life. The polyps live only on the reef surface.
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Chaetodon ocellatus, bottom right: Order — Perciformes Family — Chaetodontidae Genus — Chaetodon Species — capistratus Common Names Foureye butterflyfish English capistratux, butterbun Capistrautsbutterfly Englishkaty Englishschool mistress Englishkete Englishmacamba Papiamentomacamba calaberde Papiamentomacamba marinier Papiamentomacamba ulandes Papiamentomarguerite Frenchmariposa Spanishparche Spanishparche ocelado Spanish.
Chaetodon capistratus foureye butterflyfish image from the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute.
This body plan gives the fish great maneuverability, allowing it to negotiate the coral reefs and the sea grass beds that it inhabits. This may serve to intimidate the other animal or may remind the predator that the butterflyfish is much too spiny capistgatus make a comfortable meal. Retrieved from ” https: Florida Museum of Natural History, The foureye is pale gray with dark chevrons pointing towards its head, and has bright capistrattus caudal fins.
Narrow, dark, diagonal lines that meet at mid-side, forming series of forward-pointing chevrons Ref. The species gets its common name from a large dark spot on the rear portion of each side of the body. Accessed April 30, at http: Predators may mistake the back end of the fish as the front end since they prefer to aim for the eyes and when the fishes flee, the predator is presented with the big “eyes”.
Actual spawning takes place at dusk. To cite this page: The body is light grey, sometimes with a yellowish hue, and dark forward-pointing chevrons. During that time of confusion, C. Copeia”;; v, n1, Form pairs during breeding Ref. Having a mixing diet provides essential nutrients or a balanced diet for assimilation efficiency or both Birkeland and Neudecker, This page was last edited on 2 Mayat If the two fish get separated, one partner will swim upward for a better view in an effort to rejoin the other partner.
Chaetodon capistratus is a browser who feeds on anthozoans preferring hexacoral such as scleractinians, anemones, and zoantharians Birkeland and Neudecker, Sounds Ciguatera Speed Swim. Collaborators Pictures Stamps, Coins Misc.
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The female releases from to eggs a night. Its small, projectile mouth makes it adept at crevice feeding, where some of its food likes to hide. Implications for eyespot function. Key Behaviors natatorial motile Communication and Perception Perception Channels tactile chemical Food Habits Chaetodon capistratus is a browser who feeds on anthozoans preferring hexacoral such as scleractinians, anemones, and zoantharians Birkeland and Neudecker, Habitat This subtropical fish inhabits shallow coral reefs and related inshore habitats such as sea grass beds, at depths of feet m.
Chaetodon capistratus and C. Conservation Status This species is not listed on any of the hot lists. The foureye seeks shelter at the end of the capistartus in chaetodkn to rest and to hide from any possible predators.
Summary page Point data Common names Cbaetodon.