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Foureye butterflyfish

Chaetodon capistratus


Body thin and round in profile. Forehead slightly concave, the eye concealed by a dark bar on the head. Body silver-gray, with numerous dark, thin lines that radiate at a diagonal from the midbody. A black spot, ringed in white, on the rear body near the upper base of the tail (C. capistratus). A submarginal band on the rear dorsal, tail and anal fins. Ventral fins yellow. Size up to 7.5 cm. Juveniles with the black spot near the tail base and two wide, dusky body bars. Ventral fins yellow. Very young have a second, smaller black spot ocellated in white on the rear dorsal fin, above the larger spot.


Area around Cooper Island, BVI.

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British Virgin Islands

Spotted on Mar 14, 2015
Submitted on Jun 9, 2015

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