Bank butterflyfish

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Bank butterflyfish
Prognathodes aya.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Chaetodontidae
Genus: Prognathodes
P. aya
Binomial name
Prognathodes aya
(D. S. Jordan, 1886)

The bank butterflyfish (Prognathodes aya) is a species of butterflyfish found in tropical Atlantic waters.


It is a silverwhite-colored fish with yellow on all fins except the pectoral fins. It also has vertical dark bars on its eyes and near its caudal fin.

Habitat and range[edit]

The bank butterflyfish is uncommon throughout its range. It is found on natural and artificial reefs in Florida, the Gulf of Mexico, and off the Yucatán Peninsula. It is also found as far north as North Carolina.


  • REEF FISH Identification FLORIDA CARIBBEAN BAHAMAS; Humann, Paul and Ned Deloach; New World Publications Inc., Jacksonville, Fl; pp. 32–33