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Bluestriped Butterflyfish Video Stock Footage

The bluestripe butterflyfish, like other butterflyfish, are laterally flattened fish up to 15 cm (6 in) long with pointed snouts and rectangular bodies. The dorsal fin has 12 to 14 spines and 20 to 21 soft rays, while the anal fin has 3 spines and 16 to 18 soft rays. The bluestripe butterflyfish has eight distinctive diagonal blue stripes radiating from the eye region, on a yellow background. There is a black spot at the top of the head and another larger spot of black at the base of the tail. This latter dark patch may serve to distract predators by encouraging them to attack the tail rather than the head end. Learn more about Bluestriped Butterflyfish


View related species in family group: Butterflyfish and Bannerfish

Animalia: Chordata: Perciformes: Actinopterygii: Chaetodontidae: Chaetodon fremblii

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