Photos about butterflyfishes (Chaetodontidae); including butterflyfish larvae and juveniles: This Meyer's butterflyfish (Chaetodon meyersi) larva is about to settle on the reef. At close to 2", Meyer's butterflyfish settle out much larger than other butterflyfishes. Solomon Islands.A recently settled juvenile Meyer's butterflyfish (Chaetodon meyersi). Solomon Islands.Banded butterflyfish (Chaetodon striatus). Bahamas.Foureye butterflyfish (Chaetodon capistratus). Bahamas.Motion blur of racoon butterflyfish (Chaetodon lunula) in blue water. Hawaii.Milletseed butterflyfishes (Chaetodon miliaris) motion blur. Hawaii.Chinese trumpetfish (Aulostomus chinesis) feeding on a milletseed butterflyfish (Chaetodon miliaris). While patiently stalking a school of reef fishes that was preoccupied devouring fish eggs, this trumpetfish suddenly shot its mouth forward and sucked in a large milletseed butterflyfish. Trumpetfish have quite the mouth gape and can increase the volume of their mouth by more than 15x to capture prey! Hawaii.Butterflyfish larva on blackwater dive in Palau.I photographed this blacklip butterflyfish (Chaetodon kleinii) larva as it was settling on the reef at night on a new moon. It's ready to transform into a juvenile. Palau.A rare burgess butterflyfish (Chaetodon burgessi). Palau.Schooling milletseed butterflyfish (Chaetodon miliaris) on a reef off Oahu, Hawaii.Schooling bannerfish (Heniochus diphreutes) formation in Fiji.A horde of milletseed butterflyfish (Chaetodon miliaris) feasting on demersal fish eggs. Hawaii.Butterflyfish larva - 17 mm TL. Indonesia.Butterflyfish larva -19.9 mm TL. Papua New Guinea.Butterflyfish larva - 14.6 mm TL. Papua New Guinea.Butterflyfish larva - 12.3 mm TL. Papua New Guinea.Cultured butterflyfish (Chaetodontidae) larva; 20 dph - 6.6 mm TL. Hawaii.Double-barred butterflyfish (C. ulietensis) pair on a reef in Fiji.Colorful butterfly fish gobble up Pacific sergeant eggs. Indonesia.Colorful wrasses and butterflyfish gobble up Pacific sergeant eggs. Indonesia.Colorful wrasses and butterflyfish gobble up Pacific sergeant eggs. Indonesia.Three black-back butterflyfish (Chaetodon melannotus). Papua New Guinea.A school of milletseed butterflyfish (Chaetodon miliaris) feast on sergeant major eggs. Hawaii.A saddled butterflyfish (Chaetodon ephippium). Indonesia.A Hawaiian cleaner wrasse picking dead skin and parasites off a Longnose Butterflyfish (Hawaii).Foureye butterflyfish (Chaetodon capistratus) inside a wreck in the Bahamas.A juvenile blacklip butterflyfish (Chaetodon kleinii) makes its home in a tin can. Indonesia.This fish trap contained racoon butterflyfish, bluefin trevally, brown surgeonfish, orangebar surgeonfish, manybar goatfish and blue goatfish. Most of these species are bycatch. The mesh size was only 1.5"x1.5". The fish will die from the pressure change when this trap is brought to the surface. Traps with larger mesh sizes would allow smaller, non-targeted species to escape eliminating unecessary mortality. Hawaii.Cultured schooling bannerfish larva (Heniochus diphreutes).Adult sunburst butterflyfish (Chaetodon kleinii) in Hawaii.Sunburst butterflyfish (Chaetodon kleinii) larvae reared in the laboratory.Schooling bannerfish (Heniochus diphreutes) larvae reared in the laboratory.Massive school of milletseed butterflyfish schooling on a reef in Hawaii.Cultured butterflfyfish larva.