Why are they called butterflyfish?

Butterflyfish are called “butterflyfish” because their colorful and boldly patterned bodies resemble the wings of a butterfly. Like the wings of a butterfly, butterflyfish are very colorful, and can commonly be found in silver, black, white, red, orange, and white color patterns.

Butterflyfish can have many different types of patterns and spots on their bodies.

In addition, similar to butterflies, butterflyfish have dark patches over their eyes and have eye-like spots and patterns on their flanks, which are used to confuse their predators.