Heniochus

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Heniochus
Pennant coralfish melb aquarium edit2.jpg
Pennant coralfish, Heniochus acuminatus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Chaetodontidae
Genus: Heniochus
G. Cuvier, 1816
Type species
Chaetodon macrolepidotus
Linnaeus, 1758

Heniochus is a genus of butterflyfishes native to the Indo-Pacific. Though very similar in appearance to the Moorish idol (Zanclus cornutus), the members of this genus are not closely related to it.

Species[edit]

There are currently eight recognized species in this genus:[1]

Pictorial identification[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2013). Species of Heniochus in FishBase. February 2013 version.