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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.


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

Pictorial identification[edit]


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