family Chaetodontidae


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Noun1.family Chaetodontidae - butterfly fishesfamily Chaetodontidae - butterfly fishes      
fish family - any of various families of fish
order Perciformes, order Percomorphi, Perciformes, Percomorphi - one of the largest natural groups of fishes of both marine and fresh water: true perches; basses; tuna
butterfly fish - small usually brilliantly colored tropical marine fishes having narrow deep bodies with large broad fins; found worldwide
genus Chaetodon - type genus of the Chaetodontidae
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Descriptions of three new fishes of the family Chaetodontidae from the Philippine Islands.
Coevolution of Corals and Coral Feeding Fishes of the Family Chaetodontidae.