Animalia > Chordata > Actinopterygii > Perciformes > Chaetodontidae > Johnrandallia > Johnrandallia nigrirostris

Johnrandallia nigrirostris (Black-nosed butterflyfish; Blacknosed butterflyfish; Blacknose butterflyfish; Barberfish)

Synonyms: Chaethodon nigrirostris; Heniochus nigrirostris; Johnrandalia nigrirostris; Pseudochaetodon nigrirostris; Sarothrodus nigrirostris
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Wikipedia Abstract

Johnrandallia nigrirostris, the blacknosed butterflyfish or barberfish (from the Spanish names, El Barbero or Mariposa Barbero, "the barber" or "butterfly barber"), is a species of fish in the family Chaetodontidae, the butterfly fishes. It is found in the East Pacific, and it sometimes acts as a cleaner fish. It is the only member of the genus Johnrandallia, named after the ichthyologist John E. Randall, but in the past it was commonly placed in Chaetodon.
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Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Archipelago de Colon Biosphere Reserve 34336011 Galapagos Islands, Ecuador  


Prey / Diet

Pocillopora damicornis (Brush coral)[1]
Pocillopora elegans (Cauliflower coral)[1]
Pocillopora grandis (Coral)[1]

Prey / Diet Overlap


Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
John G. Shedd Aquarium

Range Map


Cocos I. Costa Rica; Colombia; Costa Rica; Eastern Pacific: Gulf of California to Panama, including the Cocos, Malpelo and Galapagos Islands.; Ecuador; El Salvador; Galapagos Islands; Guatemala; Gulf of California; Honduras; Mexico; Nicaragua; Pacific Central-American Coastal; Pacific Ocean; Pacific, Eastern Central; Pacific, Southeast; Panama; Peru; Peru-Galapagos Waters;

External References



Attributes / relations provided by
1Food-Web Structure and Dynamics of Eastern Tropical Pacific Coral Reefs: Panamá and Galápagos Islands, Peter W. Glynn, Food Webs and the Dynamics of Marine Reefs, eds. Tim R. McClanahan & George M. Branch, p. 185-208 (2008)
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