Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


Regional Maps

External Links

CAAB: 37365074

Species Hemitaurichthys polylepis (Bleeker, 1857)

Pyramid Butterflyfish


Generic Combinations




New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, Western Australia

Extra Distribution Information

Rowley Shoals, WA (17°20'S), Darwin, NT, Boot Reef (10°02'S, 144°41'E), and Frederick Reef (21°00' S, 154°26' E), Coral Sea; and Lizard Island, QLD (14°40'S) to Ballina, NSW (28°52'S); tropical, east-Indo-west-central Pacific.

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Northeast Province (18), Cape Province (20), Cocos (Keeling) Island Province (22), Christmas Island Province (23), Northwest Shelf Transition (26), Northwest Transition (3), Central Eastern Shelf Province (38), Central Eastern Shelf Transition (39), Northeast Shelf Province (40), Northeast Shelf Transition (41)

Other Regions

Coral Sea Islands Territory

Distribution References

Ecological Descriptors

Coral reef, inshore, marine.

Extra Ecological Information

3-60 m.


History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
Published As part of group Action Date Action Type Compiler(s)
19-Dec-2012 19-Dec-2012 MODIFIED
30-Mar-2010 MODIFIED