Horned Bannerfish, Heniochus varius (Cuvier 1829)

Other Names: Horned Bull-fish, Humphead Bannerfish, Hunchbacked Bullfish

A pair of Horned Bannerfish, Heniochus varius, at Osprey Reef, Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Australia. Source: Dave Harasti. License: All rights reserved

A brown to blackish bannerfish with a narrow white band on the rear of the head, and another from the dorsal-fin spines to the caudal peduncle. Adults have a pair of horns above the eyes and a large bony protruberance on the head.

Cite this page as:
Dianne J. Bray, Heniochus varius in Fishes of Australia, accessed 24 Jul 2019, http://fishesofaustralia.net.au/home/species/428

Quick Facts

CAAB Code:37365078

Conservation:IUCN Least Concern

Depth:2-30 m

Fishing:Aquarium fish

Habitat:Reef associated

Max Size:19 cm TL

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