Animalia > Chordata > Actinopterygii > Perciformes > Chaetodontidae > Chaetodon > Chaetodon sedentarius

Chaetodon sedentarius (School mistress; Reef butterflyfish; Least butterflyfish; Butterbun)

Synonyms: Chaetodon gracilis
Language: Creole, English; Danish; Japanese; Mandarin Chinese; Papiamento; Portuguese; Spanish

Wikipedia Abstract

The reef butterflyfish, Chaetodon sedentarius, is a butterflyfish of the family Chaetodontidae found in the western Atlantic Ocean from Brasil to North Carolina including Bermuda and the Gulf of Mexico.
View Wikipedia Record: Chaetodon sedentarius

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

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]
Astrangia solitaria (Southern cup coral)[1]
Balanophyllia floridana (Porous cup coral)[1]
Brachyscelus crusculum[1]
Cladocora arbuscula (tube coral)[1]
Colangia immersa (lesser speckled cup coral)[1]
Colpophyllia natans (Boulder brain coral)[1]
Dendrogyra cylindrus (Pillar coral)[1]
Diploria labyrinthiformis (Grooved brain coral)[1]
Eusmilia fastigiata (smooth flower coral)[1]
Favia fragum (Golfball coral)[1]
Gardineria simplex[1]
Glossocephalus milneedwardsi[1]
Helioseris cucullata (Sunray lettuce coral)[1]
Isophyllia rigida (Rough star coral)[1]
Isophyllia sinuosa (lesser cactus coral)[1]
Lestrigonus bengalensis[1]
Madracis asperula[1]
Madracis auretenra (Yellow pencil coral)[1]
Madracis decactis (ten-ray star coral)[1]
Madracis formosa (Eight-ray finger coral)[1]
Madracis pharensis[1]
Manicina areolata (rose coral)[1]
Meandrina meandrites (Rose coral)[1]
Millepora alcicornis (Fire coral)[1]
Millepora complanata (Bladed fire coral)[1]
Millepora squarrosa (Encrusting fire coral)[1]
Montastraea cavernosa (great star coral)[1]
Mussa angulosa (large flower coral)[1]
Mycetophyllia aliciae (Knobby cactus coral)[1]
Mycetophyllia ferox (Rough cactus coral)[1]
Mycetophyllia lamarckiana (Ridged cactus coral)[1]
Mycetophyllia reesi[1]
Nicidion mutilata[1]
Oculina diffusa (Ivory bush coral)[1]
Oculina valenciennesi (Ivory lace bush coral)[1]
Orbicella annularis (boulder star coral)[1]
Phyllangia americana (hidden cup coral)[1]
Porites astreoides (mustard hill coral)[1]
Porites branneri (blue crust coral)[1]
Porites furcata (Hump coral)[1]
Porites porites (Finger coral)[1]
Pseudodiploria clivosa (knobby brain coral)[1]
Pseudodiploria strigosa (symmetrical brian coral)[1]
Rhizosmilia maculata (Speckled cup coral)[1]
Sabellastarte magnifica (magnificent feather duster)[1]
Scolymia cubensis (Artichoke coral)[1]
Scolymia lacera (Atlantic mushroom coral)[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]
Stylaster roseus (Purple hydrocoral)[1]
Synalpheus brevicarpus (Short-clawed sponge shrimp)[1]
Synalpheus longicarpus (Longclawed sponge shrimp)[1]
Thalamophyllia riisei[1]
Tubastraea coccinea (Orange cup coral)[1]


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

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Aquarium & Rainforest at Moody Gardens
Budapest Zool.& Botanical Garden
Florida Aquarium
Houston Zoo, Inc.
John G. Shedd Aquarium
Minnesota Zoological Garden
Rotterdam Zoo
Virginia Aquarium&Marine Science Ctr


Anguilla; Antigua and Barbuda; Atlantic Ocean; Atlantic, Northwest; Atlantic, Southwest; Atlantic, Western Central; Bahamas; Barbados; Brazil; Caribbean Sea; Cayman Islands; Colombia; Cuba; Curaçao Island; Discovery Bay; Dominica; Dominican Republic; Grenada; Guadeloupe; Gulf of Mexico; Haiti; Jamaica; Martinique; Montserrat; Nicaragua; North Brazil Shelf; Puerto Rico; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia; Saint Vincent & the Grenadines; Southeast U.S. Continental Shelf; Suriname; Trinidad and Tobago; Turks and Caicos Is.; US Virgin Islands; USA (contiguous states); Venezuela; Virgin Islands (UK); Western Atlantic: North Carolina, USA to northern South America, including the eastern Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea.;



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.
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