red sea bannerfish

Scientific name Heniochus intermedius
Descriptor Steindachner
Year of description 1893
IUCN category LC
Family Chaetodontidae
Genus Heniochus
Heniochus intermedius Heniochus intermedius

Introduction

Heniochus intermedius, commonly known as red sea bannerfish, is a salt water fish.

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Who is it?

Morphology

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

How to recognize the red sea bannerfish ?

The red sea bannerfish measures between 16 and 18 cm. This fish is tricolore with a predominantly jaune, noir and blanc body. The also has noir diagonal stripes.

Behaviour & Life cycle

  • diet
    planctophage
  • Sociability
    living in a group or alone
  • territorial
    No
  • Way of living
    diurnal

The red sea bannerfish is a fish living in a group or alone naturally found at mid-depth and near the bottom. This species is planctophage .

Although the red sea bannerfish is non-territorial, it is sometimes aggressive towards other species.

Reproduction

  • Reproduction
    ovipare qui pond en eau libre

The red sea bannerfish is a fish ovipare qui pond en eau libre.

Harmless species

This species does not represent any particular threats to humans when encountered in its natural environment.

Where to find it?

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What is its habitat?

Natural environment characteristics

  • Temperature
    24 - 30 °C
  • Depth
    3 - 50 m
  • Flow
    Medium

Biotope presentation

The red sea bannerfish is most often found at a depth between 3m and 50m. However, it is not impossible to find this species at other depths.

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Bibliographic references

First Occurrence of Heniochus intermedius Steindachner, 1893 in The Syrian Marine Waters (Levantine Basin) - Adib Saad - Mai Masri - Ahmad Soliman - Lana Khrema - Asian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Research - 2022. 19(5): 14-18, 2022; Article no.AJFAR.90126 ISSN: 2582-3760

NEW RECORD AND OCCURRENCE OF THE RED SEA BANNERFISH, HENIOCHUS INTERMEDIUS (ACTINOPTERYGII: PERCIFORMES: CHAETODONTIDAE), IN THE MEDITERRANEAN - Rami Tsadok - Eli Shemesh - Yotam POPOVICH - Yaniv SABAG - Daniel GOLANI - Dan TCHERONOV - Acta Ichthyologica Et Piscatoria - 2015. 10.3750/AIP2015.45.3.14

Recent evidence on the presence of Heniochus intermedius (Teleostei: Chaetodontidae) and Platycephalus indicus (Teleostei: Platycephalidae) in the Mediterranean Sea - Michel Bariche - BioInvasions Records - 2012. Volume 1, Issue 1: 53–57

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