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Chaetodon capistratus (School mistress; Kete; Four-eyed butteflyfish; Four-eye butterflyfish; Foureye butterflyfish; Four eye butterflyfish; Butterfly; Butterbun)

Synonyms: Chaetodon bricei
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Wikipedia Abstract

The foureye butterflyfish (Chaetodon capistratus) is a butterflyfish (family Chaetodontidae). It is alternatively called the four-eyed butterflyfish. This species is found in the Western Atlantic from Massachusetts, USA and Bermuda to the West Indies and northern South America. Chaetodon capistratus is the type species of Chaetodon. If this genus is split up as some have proposed, it will retain its present name like its closest relatives, which include the banded butterflyfish (C. striatus) and the spot-finned butterflyfish (C. ocellatus).
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Attributes

Water Biome [1]  Reef

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[2]
Acartia lilljeborgi[2]
Acartia spinata[2]
Acartia tonsa[2]
Acropora cervicornis (Staghorn coral)[2]
Acropora palmata (Elkhorn coral)[2]
Acropora prolifera (Fused staghorn coral)[2]
Agaricia agaricites (Lettuce coral)[2]
Agaricia fragilis (Lettuce-leaf coral)[2]
Agaricia grahamae[2]
Agaricia lamarcki (Sheet coral)[2]
Agaricia tenuifolia[2]
Agaricia undata (Scroll coral)[2]
Antillogorgia acerosa (purple sea plume)[2]
Antillogorgia americana (slimy sea plume)[3]
Astrangia solitaria (Southern cup coral)[2]
Balanophyllia floridana (Porous cup coral)[2]
Boiga dendrophila (Gold-ringed Cat Snake, Mangrove Snake)[2]
Brachyscelus crusculum[2]
Centropages furcatus[2]
Cladocora arbuscula (tube coral)[2]
Colangia immersa (lesser speckled cup coral)[2]
Colpophyllia natans (Boulder brain coral)[2]
Dendrogyra cylindrus (Pillar coral)[2]
Dioithona oculata[2]
Diphyes bojani[2]
Diploria labyrinthiformis (Grooved brain coral)[2]
Ditrichocorycaeus amazonicus[2]
Ditrichocorycaeus americanus[2]
Euchaeta marina[2]
Eudoxoides spiralis[2]
Eunicea asperula (knobby candelabra)[2]
Eunicea calyculata (warty eunicea)[2]
Eunicea flexuosa (bent sea rod)[2]
Eunicea succinea (Knobby candelabrum)[2]
Eunicea tourneforti (Tournefort's knobby candelabra)[2]
Eurydice littoralis[2]
Eusmilia fastigiata (smooth flower coral)[2]
Euterpina acutifrons[2]
Farranula gracilis[2]
Favia fragum (Golfball coral)[2]
Flaccisagitta enflata[2]
Fritillaria haplostoma[2]
Gardineria simplex[2]
Glossocephalus milneedwardsi[2]
Gorgonia mariae[2]
Helioseris cucullata (Sunray lettuce coral)[2]
Iciligorgia schrammi (Black sea fan)[2]
Isaurus tuberculatus[2]
Isophyllia rigida (Rough star coral)[2]
Isophyllia sinuosa (lesser cactus coral)[2]
Krohnitta subtilis[2]
Labidocera acutifrons[2]
Lensia subtiloides[2]
Lestrigonus bengalensis[2]
Madracis asperula[2]
Madracis auretenra (Yellow pencil coral)[2]
Madracis decactis (ten-ray star coral)[2]
Madracis formosa (Eight-ray finger coral)[2]
Madracis pharensis[2]
Manicina areolata (rose coral)[2]
Meandrina meandrites (Rose coral)[2]
Microsetella rosea[2]
Millepora alcicornis (Fire coral)[2]
Millepora complanata (Bladed fire coral)[2]
Millepora squarrosa (Encrusting fire coral)[2]
Montastraea cavernosa (great star coral)[2]
Muricea atlantica[2]
Muriceopsis flavida (Bottle-brush coral)[2]
Mussa angulosa (large flower coral)[2]
Mycetophyllia aliciae (Knobby cactus coral)[2]
Mycetophyllia ferox (Rough cactus coral)[2]
Mycetophyllia lamarckiana (Ridged cactus coral)[2]
Mycetophyllia reesi[2]
Nicidion mutilata[2]
Oculina diffusa (Ivory bush coral)[2]
Oculina valenciennesi (Ivory lace bush coral)[2]
Oikopleura dioica[2]
Oikopleura longicauda[2]
Oithona colcarva[2]
Oithona nana[2]
Oithona plumifera[2]
Oithona simplex[2]
Oncaea mediterranea[2]
Oncaea venusta[2]
Orbicella annularis (boulder star coral)[2]
Palythoa mammillosa (knobby zoanthid)[2]
Palythoa variabilis (Brown colonial anemone)[2]
Paracalanus aculeatus[2]
Paracalanus parvus[2]
Parazoanthus swiftii (Brown colonial anemone)[2]
Parvocalanus crassirostris[2]
Penilia avirostris[2]
Phyllangia americana (hidden cup coral)[2]
Plexaura homomalla (black sea rod)[3]
Plexaura nina (sea rod)[2]
Plexaurella dichotoma (double-forked plexaurella)[2]
Porites astreoides (mustard hill coral)[2]
Porites branneri (blue crust coral)[2]
Porites furcata (Hump coral)[2]
Porites porites (Finger coral)[2]
Pseudodiploria clivosa (knobby brain coral)[2]
Pseudodiploria strigosa (symmetrical brian coral)[2]
Pterogorgia guadalupensis (Guadeloupe sea blade)[2]
Rhizosmilia maculata (Speckled cup coral)[2]
Sabellastarte magnifica (magnificent feather duster)[2]
Scolymia cubensis (Artichoke coral)[2]
Scolymia lacera (Atlantic mushroom coral)[2]
Serratosagitta serratodentata[2]
Siderastrea radians (lesser starlet coral)[2]
Siderastrea siderea (Massive starlet coral)[2]
Solenastrea hyades (knobby star coral)[2]
Spirobranchus giganteus (Christmas tree worm)[2]
Stylaster roseus (Purple hydrocoral)[2]
Thalamophyllia riisei[2]
Tubastraea coccinea (Orange cup coral)[2]
Umimayanthus parasiticus (Yellow colonial anemone)[2]
Undinula vulgaris[2]
Zoanthus pulchellus (Mat anemone)[2]
Zoanthus sociatus (Green sea mat)[4]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Abudefduf saxatilis (Sergeant-major)1
Abudefduf taurus (Pilotfish)1
Pomacanthus arcuatus (Pot cover)1
Pomacanthus paru (French angelfish)1

Predators

Carcharhinus perezii (Caribbean reef shark)[2]
Cephalopholis cruentata (Grouper)[2]
Rhizoprionodon porosus (Snook shark)[2]

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Haliotrema brevicirrus[2]
Hurleytrematoides chaetodoni[2]
Neobenedenia melleni[5]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

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Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Bermuda Aquarium Museum and Zoo
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
Florida Aquarium
Houston Zoo, Inc.
John G. Shedd Aquarium
Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo
Randers Regnskov
Staten Island Zoo
Virginia Aquarium&Marine Science Ctr

Distribution

Antigua and Barbuda; Atlantic Ocean; Atlantic, Northwest; Atlantic, Western Central; Bahamas; Barbados; Belize; Bermuda; Caribbean Sea; Cayman Islands; Cuba; Discovery Bay; Gulf of Mexico; Jamaica; Martinique; Mexico; Netherlands Antilles; Nicaragua; Northeast U.S. Continental Shelf; Puerto Rico; Saint Lucia; Southeast U.S. Continental Shelf; Trinidad and Tobago; US Virgin Islands; USA (contiguous states); Venezuela; Virgin Islands (UK); Western Atlantic: Massachusetts, USA and Bermuda to West Indies and northern South America. Also Bahamas, Gulf of Mexico, and Antilles (Ref. 26938).;

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Citations

Attributes / relations provided by
1Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2006. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed February 01, 2010 at animaldiversity.org
2Jorrit 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.
3Impact of coral predators on tropical reefs, Randi D. Rotjan, Sara M. Lewis, Mar Ecol Prog Ser 367: 73–91, 2008
4Food Habits of Reef Fishes of the West Indies, John E. Randall, Stud. Trop. Oceanogr. 5, 665–847 (1967)
5Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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