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Hemitaurichthys zoster (Bennett, 1831)
BROWN-AND-WHITE BUTTERFLYFISH
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Hemitaurichthys zoster (Bennett , 1831)

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Chaetodontidae (Butterflyfishes)
Etymology: Hemitaurichthys: Greek, hemi = half + Greek, taureia = skin of bull + Greek, ichthys = fish (Ref. 45335 ) .  More on author: Bennett .

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; non-migratory; depth range 1 - 40 m (Ref. 90102 ).   Tropical; - 28°S

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Indian Ocean: East Africa to Guam (Ref. 35721 ), north to India, south to Mauritius.

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Maturity: L m   ?   range ? - ? cm
Max length : 18.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5372 )

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Dorsal spines (total): 12; Dorsal soft rays (total): 24-26; Anal spines : 3; Anal soft rays : 21.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabit open water off the reef edge (Ref. 6113 ), to depths greater than 35 m (Ref. 9710 ). Form large schools. Feed on zooplankton and algae (Ref. 5503 ) above the reef (Ref. 5372 ). Oviparous (Ref. 205 ). Form pairs during breeding (Ref. 205 ). Replaced by H. polylepsis at Christmas and Cocos-Keeling Islands (Ref. 90102 ).

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Form pairs during breeding (Ref. 205 ).

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Heemstra, P.C. , 1986. Chaetodontidae. p. 627-632. In M.M. Smith and P.C. Heemstra (eds.) Smiths' sea fishes. Springer-Verlag, Berlin. (Ref. 5372 )

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744 )

  Least Concern (LC)  ; Date assessed: 09 October 2009

CITES (Ref. 115941 )

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361 )

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Fisheries: of no interest; aquarium: commercial FAO(Publication : search ) | FishSource |

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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969 ): 24.7 - 29, mean 27.8 (based on 824 cells). Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805 ):  PD 50 = 0.5625   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high]. Bayesian length-weight: a=0.02188 (0.01067 - 0.04484), b=3.02 (2.85 - 3.19), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245 ). Trophic Level (Ref. 69278 ):  3.3   ±0.2 se; Based on diet studies. Resilience (Ref. 69278 ):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.). Vulnerability (Ref. 59153 ):  Low vulnerability (14 of 100) .

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