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Chaetodon ocellatus (Two-spotted butterflyfish; Spotfin butterflyfish; School mistress; Common butterflyfish; Butterbun)

Synonyms: Chaetodon bimaculatus; Sarothrodus amplecticollis; Sarothrodus ataeniatus; Sarothrodus maculocinctus
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Wikipedia Abstract

The spotfin butterflyfish (Chaetodon ocellatus) is a butterflyfish found in the western Atlantic Ocean, in the Gulf of Mexico and most commonly found in the Caribbean Sea.The name is derived from the dark spot on the fish's dorsal fin. This, combined with a vertical, black bar through the eye, is an adaptation that can confuse predators. The vertical black bar disappears as the fish gets older and other black lines become more prominent.
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Prey / Diet

Acropora palmata (Elkhorn coral)[1]

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Brachadena pyriformis[2]
Brachyphallus parvus[2]
Haliotrema brevicirrus[2]
Hurleytrematoides chaetodoni[3]
Hurleytrematoides curacaensis <Unverified Name>[3]
Lecithophyllum pyriforme[2]
Multitestis chaetodoni[3]
Neobenedenia melleni[3]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

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Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Bermuda Aquarium Museum and Zoo
Budapest Zool.& Botanical Garden
Florida Aquarium
John G. Shedd Aquarium
National Aquarium in Baltimore Inc
Virginia Aquarium&Marine Science Ctr

Distribution

Anguilla; Antigua and Barbuda; Aruba; Atlantic Ocean; Atlantic, Northwest; Atlantic, Southwest; Atlantic, Western Central; Bahamas; Barbados; Belize; Bermuda; Brazil; Canada; Caribbean Sea; Cayman Islands; Cuba; Curaçao Island; Discovery Bay; Dominica; Dominican Republic; East Brazil Shelf; French Guiana; Grenada; Guadeloupe; Gulf of Mexico; Haiti; Jamaica; Martinique; Montserrat; Netherlands Antilles; Nicaragua; North Brazil Shelf; Puerto Rico; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia; Saint Vincent & the Grenadines; South Brazil Shelf; Southeast U.S. Continental Shelf; Suriname; Thailand; Trinidad and Tobago; Turks and Caicos Is.; US Virgin Islands; USA (contiguous states); Venezuela; Virgin Islands (UK); Western Atlantic: Florida, USA to Brazil. Larvae are sometimes swept northward which accounts for the sighting of juvenile specimens as far north as Massachusetts, USA during summer months. One record (one specimen, 3 cm) from Musquodoboit Harbor, Nova ; Western Atlantic: Florida, USA to Brazil. Larvae are sometimes swept northward which accounts for the sighting of juvenile specimens as far north as Massachusetts, USA during summer months. One record (one specimen, 3 cm) from Musquodoboit Harbor, Nova Scotia, Canada.;

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Citations

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1Impact of coral predators on tropical reefs, Randi D. Rotjan, Sara M. Lewis, Mar Ecol Prog Ser 367: 73–91, 2008
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.
3Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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