Animalia > Chordata > Actinopterygii > Perciformes > Kyphosidae > Tilodon > Tilodon sexfasciatus

Tilodon sexfasciatus (Six-banded sweep; Six-banded coralfish; Sixbanded coralfish; Moonlighter; Butterfish)

Synonyms: Chaetodon sexfasciatus; Tilodon sexfasciatum; Vinculum sexfasciatum
Language: Mandarin Chinese

Wikipedia Abstract

The moonlighter, Tilodon sexfasciatus, is a species of sea chub endemic to southern Australia, where adults can be found on rocky reefs to depths of 120 m (390 ft). Juveniles are found in much shallower waters of coves and estuaries. This species grows to 40 cm (16 in) TL. This fish is commercially important and can also be found in the aquarium trade. This species is the only known member of its genus.
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Parasitized by 
Paradiscogaster lobomyzon[1]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
John G. Shedd Aquarium
Melbourne Museum
Melbourne Zoo
Toledo Zoological Gardens


Australia; Eastern Indian Ocean: southern Australia.; Great Australian Bight; Indian Ocean; Indian Ocean, Eastern; Southwest Australian Shelf; West Central Australian Shelf;

External References



Attributes / relations provided by
1Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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