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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Chaetodontidae Butterflyfishes

Genus: Prognathodes

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Western Atlantic
Max. Length 10 cm TL
Prognathodes aculeatus (Poey, 1860)

Photo by Photo by Honeycutt, K.
 
Prognathodes aculeatus
[Longsnout butterflyfish]



Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Prognathodes aya (Jordan, 1886)

Photo by Photo by Dubosc, J.
 
Prognathodes aya
[Bank butterflyfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 10.6 cm SL

 
Prognathodes basabei
[Orange margin butterflyfish]



Southwest Atlantic

Prognathodes brasiliensis Burgess, 2001

Photo by Photo by Bertoncini, A.A.
 
Prognathodes brasiliensis
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Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 12.1 cm SL
Prognathodes carlhubbsi Nalbant, 1995

Photo by Photo by Hooker, Y.
 
Prognathodes carlhubbsi
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Southeast Atlantic
Max. Length 16 cm TL
Prognathodes dichrous (Günther, 1869)

Photo by Photo by Tanaka, H.
 
Prognathodes dichrous
[Bicolor butterflyfish]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Prognathodes falcifer (Hubbs & Rechnitzer, 1958)

Photo by Photo by Gotshall, D.W.
 
Prognathodes falcifer
[Scythemarked butterflyfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 7.1 cm SL

 
Prognathodes geminus
[Twin butterflyfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 11 cm TL

 
Prognathodes guezei
[Gueze's butterflyfish]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 13.6 cm TL
Prognathodes guyanensis (Durand, 1960)

Photo by Photo by Tanaka, H.
 
Prognathodes guyanensis
[French butterflyfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 15 cm TL

 
Prognathodes guyotensis
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Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 11.6 cm TL
Prognathodes marcellae (Poll, 1950)

Photo by Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Prognathodes marcellae
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Eastern Central Atlantic
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Prognathodes obliquus (Lubbock & Edwards, 1980)

Photo by Photo by Chan, T.T.C.
 
Prognathodes obliquus
[Oblique butterflyfish]



13 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Prognathodes aculeatus Longsnout butterflyfish Western Atlantic 10 TL 1860
Prognathodes aya Bank butterflyfish Western Central Atlantic 15 TL 1886
Prognathodes basabei Orange margin butterflyfish Eastern Central Pacific 10.6 SL 2016
Prognathodes brasiliensis Southwest Atlantic 2001
Prognathodes carlhubbsi Southeast Pacific 12.1 SL 1995
Prognathodes dichrous Bicolor butterflyfish Southeast Atlantic 16 TL 1869
Prognathodes falcifer Scythemarked butterflyfish Eastern Pacific 15 TL 1958
Prognathodes geminus Twin butterflyfish Western Central Pacific 7.1 SL 2019
Prognathodes guezei Gueze's butterflyfish Western Indian Ocean 11 TL 1976
Prognathodes guyanensis French butterflyfish Western Atlantic 13.6 TL 1960
Prognathodes guyotensis Northwest Pacific 15 TL 1982
Prognathodes marcellae Eastern Atlantic 11.6 TL 1950
Prognathodes obliquus Oblique butterflyfish Eastern Central Atlantic 15 TL 1980



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