Image: Schooling Bannerfish, Heniochus diphreutes

Schooling Bannerfish, Heniochus diphreutes

A Schooling Bannerfish at a depth of 10 m, Lady Elliot Island, Queensland, February 2011.

Richard Vevers
© Richard Vevers


The species can be distinguished from the similar looking Longfin Bannerfish, Heniochus acuminatus, by having one more dorsal fin spine (12 vs. 11) and a more rounded profile on the underside of the head. The leading margin of the second dark band is positioned on the anal fin closer to the head than that of the Longfin Bannerfish..


  1. Hutchins, B. & R. Swainston. 1986. Sea Fishes of Southern Australia. Complete Field Guide for Anglers and Divers. Swainston Publishing. Pp. 180.
  2. Randall, J.E., Allen, G.R. & R.C. Steene. 1997. Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea. Crawford House Press. Pp. 557.

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Tags Heniochus diphreutes, Schooling Bannerfish, Chaetodontidae, black, yellow, white, bands, long fin, dorsal, marine, differences, Longfin Bannerfish, Heniochus acuminatus,