Red Sea bannerfish

Heniochus intermedius
  • Class:
    Ray-finned fishes (Lat. Actinopterygii)
  • Order:
    Perch-likes (Lat. Perciformes)
  • Family:
    Butterflyfishes (Lat. Chaetodontidae)
  • Maximum size:
    18 cm TL
  • Habitat:
    Reef-associated; marine; depth range 3–50 m.
  • Climate:
  • Distribution:
    Western Indian Ocean: Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden.
  • Biology:
    Juveniles in large groups found on coral slopes; adults usually solitary or paired, occasionally in groups. Feed on zooplankton and benthic invertebrates at the base of reef. Form pairs during breeding.