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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References in periodicals archive ?
Evolution and mechanics of long jaws in butterflyfishes (family Chaetodontidae).
Descriptions of three new fishes of the family Chaetodontidae from the Philippine Islands.
Coevolution of Corals and Coral Feeding Fishes of the Family Chaetodontidae. Proc.