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Chaetodon striatus (School mistress; Portugese butterfly; Butterflyfish; Butterbun; Banded mariposa; Banded butterflyfish)

Synonyms: Anisochaetodon trivirgatus; Chaetodon consuelae; Chaetodon striatus albipinnis; Chaetodon striatus dorsimacula
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Wikipedia Abstract

The banded butterflyfish (Chaetodon striatus) is a butterflyfish found in the tropical western Atlantic Ocean from Brazil to Bermuda. Common names include the banded butterflyfish, the butterbun, the butterflyfish, the Portuguese butterfly, the school mistress and the banded mariposa.The name is derived from the dark vertical bands on the fish's body. This, combined with a vertical, black bar through the eye, is an antipredator adaptation, the bands disrupting the body's outlines.
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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    
Reserva de la Biosfera de Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve VI 1312618 Mexico  
Saba Marine Park National Marine Park II 5573 Netherlands Antilles  
Seaflower Marine Protected Area 15125514 Colombia      

Prey / Diet

Abylopsis tetragona[1]
Acartia lilljeborgii[1]
Acartia spinata[1]
Acartia tonsa[1]
Acropora palmata (Elkhorn coral)[2]
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]
Corycaeus amazonicus[1]
Corycaeus subulatus[1]
Diphyes bojani[1]
Euchaeta marina[1]
Eudoxoides spiralis[1]
Eurydice littoralis[1]
Euterpina acutifrons[1]
Farranula gracilis[1]
Flaccisagitta enflata[1]
Fritillaria haplostoma[1]
Glossocephalus milneedwardsi[1]
Hermodice carunculata (Fireworm)[1]
Isaurus duchassaingi[1]
Isaurus tuberculatus[1]
Isoaulactinia stelloides (Grey Gulf anemone)[3]
Krohnitta subtilis[1]
Labidocera acutifrons[1]
Lensia subtiloides[1]
Lestrigonus bengalensis[1]
Microsetella rosea[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]
Palythoa mammillosa (knobby zoanthid)[1]
Palythoa variabilis (Brown colonial anemone)[1]
Paracalanus aculeatus[1]
Paracalanus crassirostris[1]
Paracalanus parvus[1]
Parazoanthus parasiticus (Yellow colonial anemone)[1]
Parazoanthus swiftii (Brown colonial anemone)[1]
Parazoanthus tunicans[1]
Penilia avirostris[1]
Phragmatopoma caudata[1]
Sabellastarte magnifica (magnificent feather duster)[1]
Serratosagitta serratodentata[1]
Spirobranchus giganteus (Christmas tree worm)[1]
Synalpheus brevicarpus (Short-clawed sponge shrimp)[1]
Synalpheus longicarpus (Longclawed sponge shrimp)[1]
Undinula vulgaris[1]
Zoanthus pulchellus (Mat anemone)[1]
Zoanthus sociatus (Green sea mat)[1]
Zoanthus solanderi (Green colonial anemone)[1]

Predators

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

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Multitestis chaetodoni[4]
Neobenedenia melleni[4]

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
Rotterdam Zoo

Distribution

Western Atlantic: Massachusetts, USA to Santa Catarina, Brazil (Ref. 57756), including the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea. Eastern Central Atlantic: St. Paul's Rocks (Ref. 13121).;

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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.
2Impact of coral predators on tropical reefs, Randi D. Rotjan, Sara M. Lewis, Mar Ecol Prog Ser 367: 73–91, 2008
3Food Habits of Reef Fishes of the West Indies, John E. Randall, Stud. Trop. Oceanogr. 5, 665–847 (1967)
4Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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