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.


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


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


Red Sea and Gulf of Aden.[2]

External links[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.