Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Chaetodontidae  
 Genus Heniochus  
  Heniochus monoceros  Cuvier, 1831 
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Synonyms:Heniochus monocerasTaurichthys monoceros  details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993)
Character: Body oval, deep, strongly compressed. Head length about equal to head height; a pair of bony knobs is on the forehead; preopercle smooth, without prominent spines. Snout short. Small protractile mouth with brush-like teeth in the jaws. Dorsal fin with XII spines, fouth dorsal spine prolonged as a tapering white filament; and 24 to 27 soft rays; anal fin with III spines and 18 to 19 soft rays; pectoral fins transparent with 16 to 17 soft rays; pelvic fins with I stout spine and 5 branched rays; caudal fin rounded to slightly emarginate. Body white with three broad black bandds, the first from nape encompassing most of front part of head, the second across front of body and continuous with black pelvic fins, and the oblique third from middle of back to rear of anal fin; dorsal and caudal fins yellow. 
Habitat: Occurs in lagoon and seaward reefs with rich coral growth at depths of 3 to 20 m. Juveniles solitary; adults are often paired and occasionally found hovering side by side under tabular corals. Feeds on bottom living animals. 
Distribution: Widely distributed in Indo-Pacific from East Africa to the Tuamoto Islands, north to southern Japan, south to New South Wales and Tonga. Widely around coral reefs in Taiwan. 
Utility: Marine aquarium fish.  
Name Code: 381612
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