Pyramid butterflyfish

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The Pyramid butterflyfish lives in the reef-associated, marine, depth range 3 - 40 m environment.

The Pyramid Butterflyfish (Hemitaurichthys polylepis) is a species of butterflyfish in the genus Hemitaurichthys. The butterflyfish can grow up to 18cm in length. More

The Pyramid Butterflyfish can be recognised by its colouration. It has a brown to black head. The dorsal and anal fins are yellow. There is a large white pyramid-shaped area on the side of the body. The caudal fin is white. More

The pyramid butterflyfish has bright pyramid-shaped side patches. Tiny Teeth Butterflyfish are from the family Chaetodontidae. The word chaetodon means bristle teeth. These tiny teeth are perfect for eating their favorite foods.Map_butterflyfishpyramid. More

The pyramid butterflyfish is from the Central and Western Pacific (including Hawaii), while the zoster butterflyfish (also called the brown and white butterflyfish) is from the Indian Ocean. More

Adult Pyramid Butterflyfish (Hemitaurichthys polylepis or zoster) Image by Keoki and Yuko Stender Scientific Name: Hemitaurichthys polylepis or Hemitaurichthys zoster. Other Common Names: Banded Butterfly. More

Pyramid butterflyfish reach an adult size of about 7 inches (18 cm) in length. You should house them in an aquarium that is large enough for you to keep several of them in a group. More

Pyramid Butterflyfish 14 Day Guarantee Live Shipping Information Pyramid Butterflyfish = Pyramid Butterflyfish, Hemitaurichthys polylepis, is also known as the Zoster Butterfly and often found living on or around the reefs of the Indian and Pacific Oceans. More

Common names

Alibang-bang in Davawenyo
Alibang-bang in Tagalog
Alibang-bang in Visayan
Alibangbang in Cebuano
Alibangbang in Kagayanen
Alibangbang in Tagalog
Alibangbang in Waray-waray
Alosina in Samoan (gagana fa'a Samoa)
Brushytoothed butterflyfish in English
Iga vila in Gela
Kasumi-chôchô-uo in Japanese (日本語)
Paraharaha in Tahitian (Reo Mā`ohi)
Paru-paro in Tagalog
Paru-parung dagat in Tagalog
Pyramid butterfly in English
Pyramid butterflyfish in English
Pyramidefanefisk in Danish (dansk)
Shy butterflyfish in English
多鱗霞蝶魚 in Mandarin Chinese
多鳞霞蝶鱼 in Mandarin Chinese
銀斑蝶魚 in Mandarin Chinese
银斑蝶鱼 in Mandarin Chinese
霞蝶 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Perciformes
Family : Chaetodontidae
Genus : Hemitaurichthys
Species : Hemitaurichthys polylepis
Authority : Bleeker, 1857