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Prognathodes dichrous  (Günther, 1869)

Bicolor butterflyfish
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Chaetodontidae (Butterflyfishes)
Etymology: Prognathodes: Greek, pro = first, in front of + Greek, gnathos = jaw (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 3 - 120 m (Ref. 57925), usually 15 - 35 m (Ref. 47838).   Tropical, preferred ?

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Southeast Atlantic: Saint Helena and Ascension islands.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 16.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4858)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 12; Dorsal soft rays (total): 19; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 15

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occasionally encountered in shallower water in caves or at the bases of overhangs (Ref. 5288). Also occurs on seamounts (Ref. 057925). Usually occur in pairs, which browse over the rocky substratum in search of benthic invertebrates. Unknown to marine aquarium enthusiasts (Ref. 4858). Oviparous (Ref. 205). Form pairs during breeding (Ref. 205).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Form pairs during breeding (Ref. 205).

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Maugé, L.A., 1990. Chaetodontidae. p. 837-840. In J.C. Quero, J.C. Hureau, C. Karrer, A. Post and L. Saldanha (eds.) Check-list of the fishes of the eastern tropical Atlantic (CLOFETA). JNICT, Lisbon; SEI, Paris; and UNESCO, Paris. Vol. 2. (Ref. 6943)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Aquarium: commercial
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