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Kingdom  Animalia
Family  Chaetodontidae
Phylum  Chordata
Rank  Genus
Order  Perciformes
Scientific name  Heniochus
Higher classification  Butterflyfish
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Lower classifications  Pennant coralfish, Schooling bannerfish, Red Sea bannerfish

Heniochus butterfly fish at rainforest cafe

Heniochus is a genus of butterflyfishes native to the Indo-Pacific. Though very similar in appearance to the Moorish idol (Zanclus cornutus), the members of this genus are not closely related to it.


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There are currently eight recognized species in this genus:

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  • Heniochus acuminatus (Linnaeus, 1758) (Pennant coralfish)
  • Heniochus chrysostomus G. Cuvier, 1831 (Threeband pennantfish)
  • Heniochus diphreutes D. S. Jordan, 1903 (False moorish idol)
  • Heniochus intermedius Steindachner, 1893 (Red Sea bannerfish)
  • Heniochus monoceros G. Cuvier, 1831 (Masked bannerfish)
  • Heniochus pleurotaenia C. G. E. Ahl, 1923 (Phantom bannerfish)
  • Heniochus singularis H. M. Smith & Radcliffe, 1911 (Singular bannerfish)
  • Heniochus varius (G. Cuvier, 1829) (Horned bannerfish)

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