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Distribution and Relative Abundance of Butterflyfishes and Angelfishes Across a Lagoon and Barrier Reef, Andros Island, Bahamas


Juveniles of Chaetodon capistratus, C. striatus, C. ocellatus, C. sedentarius, Pomacanthus arcuatus, P. paru, Holacanthus ciliaris, and H. tricolor occurred in the shallow lagoon habitats. Adults and subadults of these species were associated with the deeper barrier reef and seaward platform habitats. C. aculeatus occurred only on the outer seaward platform. In strip transects at a seaward platform site, C. capistratus and H. tricolor were found with significantly greater abundance than P. paru and C. striatus.