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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Chaetodontidae Butterflyfishes

Genus: Hemitaurichthys

(See list of species below)



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4 species (see list below)

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Photo by Randall, J.E.

Pacific
Max. Length 20.8 cm NG
Hemitaurichthys multispinosus Randall, 1975

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Hemitaurichthys multispinosus
[Many-spined butterflyfish]

Photo by Patzner, R.

Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 18 cm TL
Hemitaurichthys polylepis (Bleeker, 1857)

Photo by Patzner, R.
 
Hemitaurichthys polylepis
[Pyramid butterflyfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 18 cm TL
Hemitaurichthys thompsoni Fowler, 1923

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Hemitaurichthys thompsoni
[Thompson's butterflyfish]

Photo by Patzner, R.

Indian Ocean
Max. Length 18 cm TL
Hemitaurichthys zoster (Bennett, 1831)

Photo by Patzner, R.
 
Hemitaurichthys zoster
[Brown-and-white butterflyfish]
4 Species of Family Chaetodontidae with Genus Hemitaurichthys
(Butterflyfishes)
Sort by: Species Length Year
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1975 Hemitaurichthys multispinosus Many-spined butterflyfish Pacific 20.8 NG
1857 Hemitaurichthys polylepis Pyramid butterflyfish Pacific Ocean 18 TL
1923 Hemitaurichthys thompsoni Thompson's butterflyfish Pacific Ocean 18 TL
1831 Hemitaurichthys zoster Brown-and-white butterflyfish Indian Ocean 18 TL



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