Heniochus acuminatus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Pennant coralfish
Heniochus acuminatus
photo by Randall, J.E.

 Family:  Chaetodontidae (Butterflyfishes)
 Max. size:  25 cm TL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  reef-associated; depth range 2 - 178 m
 Distribution:  Indo-Pacific: East Africa and Persian Gulf to the Society Islands, north to southern Japan, south to Lord Howe Island. Throughout Micronesia.
 Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 11-12; Dorsal soft rays (total): 22-27; Anal spines: 3-3; Anal soft rays: 17-19. Description: Snout length 2.7-3.3 in HL; body depth 1.2-1.5 in SL (Ref. 90102).
 Biology:  Inhabit deep, protected lagoons and channels, and the deeper parts of outer reef slopes. Juveniles are often solitary while adults occur in pairs (Ref. 1602, 48636). A planktivorous species that generally remains within a few meters of the reef. Juveniles may sometimes pick on parasites on the epidermis of other fish (Ref. 5503). Oviparous (Ref. 205). Form pairs during breeding (Ref. 205).
 IUCN Red List Status:   (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
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 Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 05.06.92
 Modified by: Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei - 22.05.15
 Checked by: Palomares, Maria Lourdes D. - 30.03.94

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