Longfin bannerfish

Photo: Vardhan Patankar

Heniochus acuminatus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Inhabit deep, protected lagoons and channels, and the deeper parts of outer reef slopes. Juveniles are often solitary while adults occur in pairs. A planktivorous species that generally remains within a few meters of the reef. Juveniles may sometimes pick on parasites on the epidermis of other fish . (Ref. Fishbase)

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