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Johnrandallia nigrirostris Blacknosed butterflyfish


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lexID:
1537 
AphiaID:
281202 
Scientific:
Johnrandallia nigrirostris 
German:
Putz-Falterfisch, Barbier-Falterfisch 
English:
Blacknosed Butterflyfish 
Category:
Butterflyfishes 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Chaetodontidae (Family) > Johnrandallia (Genus) > nigrirostris (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Gill, ), 1862 
Occurrence:
El Salvador, Cocos Island (Costa Rica), Cleaner fish, Clipperton Island, Columbia, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Eastern Pacific Ocean, Ecuador, Galapagos Islands, Guatemala, Gulf of California, Honduras, Mexico (East Pacific), Nicaragua, Panama, Peru 
Sea depth:
6 - 40 Meter 
Size:
up to 7.87" (20 cm) 
Temperature:
68 °F - 73.4 °F (20°C - 23°C) 
Food:
Algae, Aquatic plant, Brine Shrimps, Crustaceans, Food specialist, Frozen Food (large sort), Invertebrates, Krill, Mysis, Parasites, Schrimps, Snails, Zooplankton 
Tank:
219.98 gal (~ 1000L) 
Difficulty:
Experts only! Very hard to keep 
Offspring:
Not available as offspring 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Least concern (LC)  
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2019-12-06 09:22:08 

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(Gill, 1862)

Johnrandallia nigrirostris also commonly referred as the Blacknosed Butterflyfish, Barberfish or Mariposa barbero has a deep compressed body, and small protractile mouth with brush-like teeth. Its body is silvery-yellow with black bands on snout, forehead, and along base of dorsal fin, and a black raccoon-like mask around his eyes.

The Berberfish is distributed from Sea of Cortez to Panama, southward to Columbia, and the Archipiélago de Colón (Galapagos) and other offshore islands along the west-coast of South-Amerika. It is often found in very large schools in rocky areas and coral reefs at depths from near the surface to 40 meters deep.

Barberfish are best known as facultative "cleaner fishes." as juveniles. They occupy sites called "cleaning stations" where other fishes go to be cleaned of crustaceans and other ectoparasites. They known to feed mainly on algae, mollusks, and crustaceans. As a sidenote, this is one of the toughest of species of its family. The habitat of the Barberfish is is rocky reefs from 3m to 25m at night. I never found them in open, sandy or other environs. The Barberfish prefers larger quarters with as much rock and coral rubble cover as you can provide.



Remarks:

Butterflyfish are not recommended for reefs as they will pick at or eat a wide variety of corals, fan worms, and other invertebrates. Most Butterflyfish are known to pick at Aiptaisia, a parasitic anemone.


Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Vertebrata (Subphylum) > Gnathostomata (Superclass) > Pisces (Superclass) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Chaetodontidae (Family) > Johnrandallia (Genus) > Johnrandallia nigrirostris (Species)

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