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Chaetodon trichrous Tahiti butterflyfish

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lexID:
1441 
AphiaID:
273364 
Scientific:
Chaetodon trichrous 
German:
Tahiti-Falterfisch 
English:
Tahiti Butterflyfish 
Category:
Butterflyfishes 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Chaetodontidae (Family) > Chaetodon (Genus) > trichrous (Species) 
Initial determination:
Günther, 1874 
Occurrence:
Cook Islands, French Polynesia, Marquesas Islands, Moorea, Rangiroa, Rapa, Tahiti, the Society Islands, Tuamoto Islands 
Sea depth:
0 - 25 Meter 
Size:
up to 4.72" (12 cm) 
Temperature:
- 84.2 °F (°C - 29°C) 
Food:
Brine Shrimps, Coral polyps = corallivorous, Food specialist, Frozen Food (large sort), Hydrozoa polyps, Mysis, Worms 
Tank:
131.99 gal (~ 600L) 
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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Last edit:
2020-04-19 20:23:41 

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Günther, 1874

Chaetodon trichrous also commonly referred as Tahiti butterflyfish is endemic from southeast Polynesia (Tahiti and Tuamoto Islands). The front half of the Tahitian Butterflyfish has a gray coloration while the back half is dark brown to black. It has a black bar through the eyes and the caudal fin is gray.

The Tahiti butterflyfish are found primarily on lagoon reefs. They are usually paired and feed on primarily coral polyps.


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: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Vertebrata (Subphylum) > Gnathostomata (Superclass) > Pisces (Superclass) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Chaetodontidae (Family) > Chaetodon (Genus) > Chaetodon trichrous (Species)


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