Teleostei (teleosts) > Acanthuriformes
(Surgeonfishes) > Chaetodontidae
Etymology: Prognathodes: Greek, pro = first, in front of + Greek, gnathos = jaw (Ref. 45335).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 60 - 230 m (Ref. 47838), usually 100 - 230 m (Ref. 47838). Tropical
Western Atlantic: known from several localities in the West Indies and ranging south to São Paulo, Brazil (Ref. 57756).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 13.6 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9626)
Inhabit steep offshore rocky reefs (Ref. 47838). Feed on sponges, filamentous algae and small crustaceans (Ref. 9626). Rarely seen except from submersibles below 100 m (Ref. 9710). Oviparous (Ref. 205). Form pairs during breeding (Ref. 205).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Form pairs during breeding (Ref. 205).
Allen, G.R., R. Steene and M. Allen, 1998. A guide to angelfishes and butterflyfishes. Odyssey Publishing/Tropical Reef Research. 250 p. (Ref. 47838)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: of no interest; aquarium: commercial
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