threeband pennantfish

Scientific name Heniochus chrysostomus
Descriptor Cuvier
Year of description 1831
IUCN category LC
Family Chaetodontidae
Genus Heniochus
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Introduction

heniochus-chrysostomus, commonly known as threeband pennantfish, is a salt water fish.

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Who is it?

Morphology

  • Average size
    16 cm
  • Maximum size
    18 cm
  • Shape
    Triangular
  • Pattern
    vertical stripes
  • Average size
    16 cm
  • Maximum size
    18 cm
  • Shape
    Triangular
  • Pattern
    vertical stripes

How to recognize the threeband pennantfish ?

The threeband pennantfish measures between 16 and 18 cm. This fish is bicolore with a predominantly noir and blanc body. The also has vertical stripes.

Behaviour & Life cycle

  • diet
    carnivorous
  • Sociability
    living as a couple
  • territorial
    No
  • Way of living
    diurnal

The threeband pennantfish is a fish living as a couple naturally found at mid-depth and near the bottom. This species is carnivorous .

n general, this species does not care much about other animals crossing its path.

Reproduction

  • Reproduction
    ovipare

The threeband pennantfish is a fish ovipare.

Risks for humans

  • Venomous
    No

Where to find it?

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What is its habitat?

Natural environment characteristics

  • Depth
    2 - 40 m

Biotope presentation

The threeband pennantfish is most often found at a depth between 2m and 40m. However, it is not impossible to find this species at other depths.

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