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Bank Butterflyfish

Bank Butterflyfish

The Bank Butterflyfish or Chaetodon aya is a species of butterflyfish found in tropical atlantic waters.

Description

A silver-white colored fish with yellow on all fins execpt pectoral fins. It also has vertical dark bars on its eyes and near its Caudual fin.

Habitat and Range

Uncommon throughout its range. found on natural and artificial reefs in Florida, the gulf of Mexico, and off the Yucatán Peninsula. They are also found North to North Carolina.

References

  • REEF FISH Identification FLORIDA CARIBBEAN BAHAMAS; Humann, Paul and Ned Deloach; New World Publications Inc., jacksonville, Fl; pp. 32-33
  • IUCN 2007. 2007 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. . Downloaded on 28 September 2007.

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