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Hemitaurichthys thompsoni Thompson Butterflyfish

Hemitaurichthys thompsoniis commonly referred to as Thompson Butterflyfish. Difficulty in the aquarium: Experts only! Very hard to keep. A aquarium size of at least 1000 Liter is recommended. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.


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lexID:
1539 
AphiaID:
277576 
Scientific:
Hemitaurichthys thompsoni 
German:
Thonpsons Pyramiden-Falterfisch 
English:
Thompson Butterflyfish 
Category:
Butterflyfishes 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Chaetodontidae (Family) > Hemitaurichthys (Genus) > thompsoni (Species) 
Initial determination:
Fowler, 1923 
Occurrence:
Cook Islands, French Polynesia, Guam, Hawaii, Japan, Johnston Atoll, Kiribati, Northern Mariana Islands, Okinawa, Samoa, the Society Islands, Tuamoto Islands, Wake Atoll 
Sea depth:
4 - 300 Meter 
Size:
up to 7.09" (18 cm) 
Temperature:
71.24 °F - 84.02 °F (21.8°C - 28.9°C) 
Food:
Brine Shrimp Nauplii, Brine Shrimps, Frozen Food (large sort), Mysis, Zooplankton 
Tank:
219.98 gal (~ 1000L) 
Difficulty:
Experts only! Very hard to keep 
Offspring:
Not available as offspring 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Least concern (LC)  
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Catalog of Life:
 
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2020-04-19 21:04:07 

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Hemitaurichthys thompsoni also commonly referred as the Thompson's butterflyfish is known from the Mariana, Samoa, Johnston, Hawaiian, Line and Tuamoto islands.

The Thompson's butterflyfish is often to see in large schools mostly in depths from 10 m to 300 m, only sometimes above clear reefs at depths as shallow as 4 m.

Hemitaurichthys thompsoni is known as a plankton feeder.


Remarks:

Butterflyfish are not recommended for reefs as they will pick at or eat a wide variety of corals, fan worms, and other invertebrates. Most Butterflyfish are known to pick at Aiptaisia, a parasitic anemone.


Classification

Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Chaetodontidae
Genus: Hemitaurichthys
Species: Hemitaurichthys thompsoni

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  1. FishBase (multi). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.

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