unicorn pennant coralfish

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

Introduction

Heniochus monoceros, commonly known as unicorn pennant coralfish, is a salt water fish.

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Who is it?

Morphology

  • Average size
    15 cm
  • Maximum size
    25 cm
  • Longevity
    10 year
  • Shape
    Triangular
  • Pattern
    vertical stripes
  • Average size
    15 cm
  • Maximum size
    25 cm
  • Longevity
    10 year
  • Shape
    Triangular
  • Pattern
    vertical stripes

How to recognize the unicorn pennant coralfish ?

The unicorn pennant coralfish measures between 15 and 25 cm. This fish is tricolore with a predominantly jaune, noir and blanc body. The also has noir and blanc vertical stripes.

Behaviour & Life cycle

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

The unicorn pennant coralfish is a fish living as a couple or in a group 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 qui pond en eau libre

The unicorn pennant coralfish 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.

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What is its habitat?

Natural environment characteristics

  • Temperature
    22 - 24 °C
  • Depth
    2 - 30 m
  • Flow
    Medium

Biotope presentation

The unicorn pennant coralfish is most often found at a depth between 2m and 30m. However, it is not impossible to find this species at other depths.

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