Colorful representatives of the butterlyfishes (Chaetodontidae family) live among coral reefs, most commonly in the western Indo-Pacific. They differ in terms of color, but have common morphological features, such as laterally flattened body, characteristic fin shape, more or less elongated jaws. The shape of the mouth depends on the type of food consumed. They feed on small invertebrates, coral polyps, and algae.
The Raccoon butterflyfish is very easily recognizable due to the black mask he has, which is why he is often called a bandit. During the day, under natural conditions, it usually remains hidden, while at night it looks for food. His relatively large eyes are an adaptive effect to night life.Powrót na stronę główną >