Pennant Bannerfish, Heniochus chrysostomus Cuvier 1831


Other Names: Threeband Pennantfish, Three-banded Bullfish

A Pennant Bannerfish, Heniochus chrysostomus, at Flynn Reef, Great Barrier Reef, Queensland. Source: Andrew J. Green / Reef life Survey. License: CC by Attribution

Summary:
A bannerfish with a relatively short, broad filament on the dorsal fin, a yellow snout and three broad brown to blackish diagonal bands on the body - one broad black band through the eye onto the pelvic fin, a brownish band from the spinous dorsal fin to the anal fin, and a third across the rear of the body and caudal fin.

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Dianne J. Bray, Heniochus chrysostomus in Fishes of Australia, accessed 16 Oct 2018, http://fishesofaustralia.net.au/home/species/2411

Pennant Bannerfish, Heniochus chrysostomus Cuvier 1831

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Distribution

Found in Australia from the Dampier Archipelago, Rowley Shoals, and Scott Reef, WA, Ashmore Reef in the Timor Sea, and Asmore Reef and Osprey Reef in the Coral Sea, northern Great Barrier Reef to Moreton Bay, QLD and south to at least Sydney, NSW. Also at Cocos (Keeling) and Christmas islands in the eastern Indian Ocean. Found elsewhere in the tropical, east-Indo-west-central Pacific.

Inhabits coral-rich areas of reef flats, lagoon and seaward reefs. Juveniles usually in lagoons and estuaries.

Feeding

Feeds mostly on coral polyps.

Species Citation

Heniochus chrysostomus Cuvier, 1831, Histoire Naturelle des Poissons 7: 99. Type locality: Tahiti.

Author

Dianne J. Bray

Pennant Bannerfish, Heniochus chrysostomus Cuvier 1831

References


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Allen, G.R. & Smith-Vaniz, W.F. 1994. Fishes of Cocos (Keeling) Islands. Atoll Research Bulletin 412: 1-21.

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Pyle, R. 2001. Chaetodontidae, Pomacanthidae. pp. 3224-3286 in Carpenter, K.E. & Niem, V.H. (eds). The Living Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific. FAO Species Identification Guide for Fisheries Purposes. Rome : FAO Vol. 5 2791-3379 pp.

Randall, J.E., Allen, G.R. & Steene, R. 1990. Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea. Bathurst : Crawford House Press 507 pp. figs.

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Quick Facts


CAAB Code:37365075

Conservation:IUCN Least Concern

Depth:2-40 m

Fishing:Aquarium fish

Habitat:Reef associated

Max Size:18 cm TL

Species Maps

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