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Heniochus intermedius

Steindachner, 1893

Red Sea bannerfish

Classification
Identification
Biology
Distribution
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Classification   {MSG_BIOLOGY_LISTE_CATEGORIES}
Latin name : Heniochus intermedius (Steindachner, 1893)
Synonyms :
Classification : Chaetodontidae ( Butterflyfishes )
 
Name : Poisson-cocher de Mer Rouge
Name : Red Sea bannerfish
Wimplefisch
Poor-man's Moorish idols
Identification   {MSG_BIOLOGY_LISTE_CATEGORIES}
Main identification characters
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Le corps du poisson cocher de Mer Rouge a un aspect triangulaire, assez mince avec le museau en pointe. Sa 4ème dorsale est très allongée (Fouet du cocher). Deux bandes noires traversent son corps de haut en bas. Contrairement à d’autres espèces d’Heniochus (Heniochus accuminatus, Heniochus diphreutes), la première bande noire atteint l’oeil et les espaces entre les bandes noires sont de couleur jaune diffus.

Heniochus intermedius défend son territoire en menaçant, sans les attaquer, les congénaires imprudents.

Taille maximale : 18 cm.
Possible confusions
Longfin Bannerfish, Heniochus acuminatus (Linnaeus, 1758) from Indo-Pacific, Autralia, New Zeland
Biology   {MSG_BIOLOGY_LISTE_CATEGORIES}
Feed
Feeds on zooplankton and benthic invertebrates.
Cycle of life / Reproduction
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Distribution   {MSG_BIOLOGY_LISTE_CATEGORIES}
Habitat

Coral
Found on coral slopes. Juveniles in large groups at base of reef, sometimes with H. diphreutes. Adults usually solitary or paired, occasionally in groups.
Geographical distribution
Western Indian Ocean: Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden.
Links   {MSG_BIOLOGY_LISTE_CATEGORIES}
Websites :
http://ibs.uel.ac.uk/fish-bin/fishgen.pl?speccode=12309
http://www.aquarium-recifal.net/article.php?id=16
http://www.fishbase.org/Summary/SpeciesSummary.cfm?genusname=Heniochus

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Bibliography   {MSG_BIOLOGY_LISTE_CATEGORIES}
Poissons-papillons
Rudie H. Kuiter & Helmut Debelius
Ulmer Editions
Data sheet written by Christophe Naslain , 11/10/2002

Updates :
Christophe Naslain - 11/10/2002
Christophe Naslain - 08/08/2003


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