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Prognathodes aculeatus (Poey's butterflyfish; Longsnout butterflyfish; Caribbean longsnout butterflyfish; Butterbun)

Synonyms: Chaetodon aculeatus; Chaetodon unicolor; Chelmo pelta; Chelmon aculeatus
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Wikipedia Abstract

The longsnout butterflyfish, Prognathodes aculeatus, is a species of butterflyfish found in tropical atlantic waters. It is also known as the butterbun, the Caribbean longsnout butterflyfish, or Poey's butterflyfish. This species should not be confused with the banded longsnout butterflyfish or Chelmon rostratus.
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Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Banco Chinchorro Biosphere Reserve VI 358906 Mexico    
Cayos Cochinos Archipelago National Park Natural Marine Monument   Honduras  
Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary IV 2387149 Florida, United States
Isla Mujeres, Punta Cancun y Punta Nizuc National Park II 21428 Quintana Roo, Mexico    
Parque Marino Nacional Sistema Arrecifal Veracruzano National Park II 129688 Mexico      
Reserva de la Biosfera de Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve VI 1312618 Mexico  
Saba Marine Park National Marine Park II 5573 Netherlands Antilles  

Prey / Diet

Abylopsis tetragona[1]
Acartia lilljeborgii[1]
Acartia spinata[1]
Acartia tonsa[1]
Acropora cervicornis (Staghorn coral)[1]
Acropora palmata (Elkhorn coral)[1]
Acropora prolifera (Fused staghorn coral)[1]
Agaricia agaricites (Lettuce coral)[1]
Agaricia fragilis (Lettuce-leaf coral)[1]
Agaricia grahamae[1]
Agaricia lamarcki (Sheet coral)[1]
Agaricia tenuifolia[1]
Agaricia undata (Scroll coral)[1]
Alpheus armillatus (banded snapping shrimp)[1]
Alpheus cristulifrons (dotted snapping shrimp)[1]
Alpheus normanni (green snapping shrimp)[1]
Alpheus peasei (orangetail snapping shrimp)[1]
Brachyscelus crusculum[1]
Centropages furcatus[1]
Cladocora arbuscula (tube coral)[1]
Colpophyllia natans (Boulder brain coral)[1]
Corycaeus amazonicus[1]
Corycaeus subulatus[1]
Dendrogyra cylindricus (Pillar coral)[1]
Diadema antillarum (long-spined sea urchin)[2]
Diphyes bojani[1]
Diploria clivosa (knobby brain coral)[1]
Diploria labyrinthiformis (Grooved brain coral)[1]
Diploria strigosa (symmetrical brian coral)[1]
Echinometra lucunter (rock boring urchin)[1]
Echinometra viridis (Green boring reef urchin)[1]
Euchaeta marina[1]
Eucidaris tribuloides (slate pencil urchin)[1]
Eudoxoides spiralis[1]
Eurydice littoralis[1]
Eusmilia fastigiata (smooth flower coral)[1]
Euterpina acutifrons[1]
Farranula gracilis[1]
Favia fragum (Golfball coral)[1]
Flaccisagitta enflata[1]
Fritillaria haplostoma[1]
Glossocephalus milneedwardsi[1]
Helioseris cucullata (Sunray lettuce coral)[1]
Isophyllia rigida (Rough star coral)[1]
Isophyllia sinuosa (lesser cactus coral)[1]
Krohnitta subtilis[1]
Labidocera acutifrons[1]
Lensia subtiloides[1]
Lestrigonus bengalensis[1]
Madracis asperula[1]
Madracis decactis (ten-ray star coral)[1]
Madracis formosa (Eight-ray finger coral)[1]
Madracis mirabilis (Yellow pencil coral)[1]
Manicina areolata (rose coral)[1]
Meandrina meandrites (Rose coral)[1]
Microsetella rosea[1]
Millepora alcicornis (Fire coral)[1]
Millepora complanata (Bladed fire coral)[1]
Millepora squarrosa (Encrusting fire coral)[1]
Montastraea annularis (boulder star coral)[1]
Montastraea cavernosa (great star coral)[1]
Mussa angulosa (large flower coral)[1]
Mycetophyllia aliciae (Knobby cactus coral)[1]
Mycetophyllia daniana (Lowridge cactus coral)[1]
Mycetophyllia ferox (Rough cactus coral)[1]
Mycetophyllia lamarckiana (Ridged cactus coral)[1]
Mycetophyllia reesi[1]
Nicidion mutilata[1]
Oikopleura dioica[1]
Oikopleura longicauda[1]
Oithona colcarva[1]
Oithona nana[1]
Oithona oculata[1]
Oithona plumifera[1]
Oithona simplex[1]
Oncaea mediterranea[1]
Oncaea venusta[1]
Paracalanus aculeatus[1]
Paracalanus crassirostris[1]
Paracalanus parvus[1]
Penilia avirostris[1]
Porites astreoides (mustard hill coral)[1]
Porites branneri (blue crust coral)[1]
Porites furcata (Hump coral)[1]
Porites porites (Finger coral)[1]
Sabellastarte magnifica (magnificent feather duster)[1]
Scolymia cubensis (Artichoke coral)[1]
Scolymia lacera (Atlantic mushroom coral)[1]
Serpula vermicularis (Plume worm)[1]
Serratosagitta serratodentata[1]
Siderastrea radians (lesser starlet coral)[1]
Siderastrea siderea (Massive starlet coral)[1]
Solenastrea hyades (knobby star coral)[1]
Spirobranchus giganteus (Christmas tree worm)[1]
Synalpheus brevicarpus (Short-clawed sponge shrimp)[1]
Synalpheus longicarpus (Longclawed sponge shrimp)[1]
Tripneustes ventricosus (sea egg)[1]
Undinula vulgaris[1]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Amphichthys cryptocentrus (Sapo bocon)1
Anisotremus surinamensis (Thicklip grunt)1
Balistes vetula (Turbot)1
Bodianus rufus (Spanish hogfish)1
Calamus bajonado (Jolthead porgy)1
Calamus calamus (Sugereye porgy)1
Calamus pennatula (Sheepshead porgy)1
Canthidermis sufflamen (Filefish)1
Canthigaster rostrata (Sharpnose pufferfish)1
Diodon hystrix (Ajargo)1
Haemulon macrostomum (Spanish grunt)1
Haemulon sciurus (Yellow grunt)1
Halichoeres bivittatus (Slippery dick)1
Halichoeres poeyi (Black-ear wrasse)1
Halichoeres radiatus (Puddingwife wrasse)1
Lactophrys bicaudalis (Trunkfish)1
Sanopus barbatus (Bearded toadfish)1
Sphoeroides spengleri (Puffer)1
Thalassoma bifasciatum (Tikitiki)1
Trachinotus falcatus (Yellow-wax pompano)1

Predators

Carcharhinus perezii (Caribbean reef shark)[1]
Cephalopholis cruentata (Grouper)[1]
Rhizoprionodon porosus (Snook shark)[1]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

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Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Aquarium & Rainforest at Moody Gardens
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
John G. Shedd Aquarium
Rotterdam Zoo

Range Map

Anguilla; Antigua and Barbuda; Aruba; Atlantic Ocean; Atlantic, Western Central; Bahamas; Barbados; Caribbean Sea; Cayman Islands; Cuba; Curaçao Island; Discovery Bay; Dominica; Dominican Republic; Grenada; Guadeloupe; Gulf of Mexico; Haiti; Jamaica; Martinique; Montserrat; Puerto Rico; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia; Saint Vincent & the Grenadines; Southeast U.S. Continental Shelf; Trinidad and Tobago; Turks and Caicos Is.; US Virgin Islands; USA (contiguous states); Venezuela; Virgin Islands (UK); Western Atlantic: southern Florida and the western Gulf of Mexico to the West Indies-Caribbean region and Venezuela.;

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Citations

Attributes / relations provided by
1Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
2Food Habits of Reef Fishes of the West Indies, John E. Randall, Stud. Trop. Oceanogr. 5, 665–847 (1967)
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