Red Sea bannerfish

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Red Sea bannerfish
Red Sea Bannerfish, Heniochus intermedius at Little Brother, Red Sea, Egypt SCUBA.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Chaetodontidae
Genus: Heniochus
Species: H. intermedius
Binomial name
Heniochus intermedius
Steindachner, 1893

The Red Sea bannerfish (Heniochus intermedius) is a Perciform fish which is found in waters around Africa and the Middle East.

Description[edit]

This fish is pale yellow below and white above, with two broad diagonal black bands, up to 20cm in length.[1]

Habitat[edit]

In schools as juveniles on coral heads, sometimes with Heniochus diphreutes. Adults usually in monogamous pairs.

Distribution[edit]

Red Sea and Gulf of Aden.[2]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lieske, E. and Myers, R.F. (2004) Coral reef guide; Red Sea London, HarperCollins ISBN 0-00-715986-2
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2007). "Heniochus intermedius" in FishBase. 5 2007 version.