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Trimar Aquaria and Reptiles

  • Heniochus Butterfly Large Redsea

Heniochus Butterfly Large Redsea








Place of origin: 

Red Sea


Heniochus intermedius

Red Sea and Gulf of Aden, replacing Heniochus acuminatus in this region. Various reef habitats to 50m depth. Juveniles solitary, adults in pairs or form schools. Length to 18cm.

The members of the family Chaetodontidae, popularly know as butterflyfishes, coralfishes and bannerfishes. Most species of butterflyfish live in the warm tropical seas of the Indo-Pacific (about 90%) with the remainder in the Atlantic. Only a few species are found in subtropical waters, bordering onto subtemperate zones. The butterflyfish have a highly compressed body in which the back is raised , forming an elongate-oval to near circular shape in some; a small protactible mouth with brush-like teeth in the jaws; a continuous dorsal fin with strong and sharp spines in the anterior section, followed by a large-surface soft part; an anal fin mirroring the soft part of the dorsal fin , headed by 3-5 strong spines, of which the 2nd is often greatly enlarged.

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