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Photo: Vardhan Patankar

Heniochus pleurotaenia (Ahl, 1923)

Inhabit coral-rich areas of lagoon and seaward reef. Found in pairs or aggregations. In Indonesia usually seen in pairs in coastal waters and offshore. Found at various depths, often on shallow reef crest with some surge. Usually in mixed algae and coral habitats to about 15 m depth, but may go offshore. Oviparous. Forms pairs during breeding. (Ref. Fishbase)

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