Animalia > Chordata > Actinopterygii > Perciformes > Chaetodontidae > Hemitaurichthys > Hemitaurichthys zoster

Hemitaurichthys zoster (Pyramid butterflyfish; Brushtooth butterflyfish; Brown-and-white butterflyfish; Black pyramid butterflyfish)

Synonyms: Chaetodon zoster; Hemitaurichtys zoster; Tetragonoptrus zoster
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Wikipedia Abstract

Hemitaurichthys zoster, commonly known as the brown-and-white butterflyfish or black pyramid butterflyfish, is a marine fish belonging to the Chaetodontidae family native to the Indian Ocean.
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Prey / Diet

Calocalanus pavoninus (calanoid copepod)[1]
Lucicutia ovalis (calanoid copepod)[1]
Subeucalanus monachus[1]
Tegastes falcatus (copepod)[1]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Caesio cuning (Yellow-tail fusilier)4
Spratelloides robustus (Blue sardine)4


Parasitized by 
Lepotrema clavatum[2]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium


Agulhas Current; Andaman Sea; Bay of Bengal; Chagos Islands; China; Comoros; Guam; India; Indian Ocean; Indian Ocean, Eastern; Indian Ocean, Western; Indian Ocean: East Africa to Guam (Ref. 35721), north to India, south to Mauritius.; Indonesia; Kenya; Madagascar; Maldives; Mauritius; Mozambique; Oman; Pacific, Northwest; Pacific, Western Central; Réunion; Seychelles; Somali Coastal Current; South Africa; Sri Lanka; Taiwan; Tanzania, United Rep. of; Thailand;

External References



Attributes / relations provided by
1Clownfish and their Host Anemones ;; NOAA's Coral Reef Conservation Program
2Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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