Juvenile Scythe Butterflyfish photographed in the Catalina Islands for the first time

The Scythe Butterflyfish (Prognathodes falcifer) is a member of ¬†the “long-nosed” butterflies from the genus Prognathodes. Many of the species are Atlantic in distribution, and all feature a pointed snout with exaggerated dorsal fin spikes. All the Prognathodes¬†butterflies are gorgeous…

The exceedingly rare scythe butterflyfish, Prognathodes falcifer

Here is a classic Reef Builders post from October 2008 showing off one of my favorite fishes at the Denver Downtown Aquarium. ReefStock attendees will be able to see these two Prognathodes falcifer which surely represent some of the only…

The exceedingly rare scythe butterflyfish, Prognathodes falcifer

The scythe butterflyfish, Prognathodes falcifer is a rare coolwater fish which comes from the East Pacific Ocean in southern california, USA to Baja California, Mexico. Apparently, this species occur in shallower waters in the U.S. where it is not legal…