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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

Prey / Diet

Prey / Diet Overlap


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

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

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.;

External References



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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