Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Chaetodontidae  
 Genus Heniochus  
  Heniochus singularius  Smith & Radcliffe, 1911 
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Synonyms:Heniochus singularis  details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993)
Character: Body oval, deep, strongly compressed. Head length roughly 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 XI or XII spines, fouth dorsal spine prolonged as a tapering white filament; and 25 to 27 soft rays; anal fin with III spines and 17 or 18 soft rays; pectoral fins transparent with 16 or 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 through eye reaching ventral area 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; dark bars on body more diffuse due to pale scale centres, also the broad white zone between the two dark bands has small blackish spots, one in each scale centre; dorsal and caudal fins yellow; the white ring around the mouth. 
Habitat: An uncommon species that inhabits deep lagoon and seaward reefs at depths of 3 to 25 m. Adults solitary or in small groups and prefer areas with rich coral growth and high vertical relief. Juveniles solitary and secretive on inshore reefs. Largest of the  
Distribution: Distributed from the Maldive Islands eastward throughout the Indo-Malayan region and tropical western Pacific Ocean to Samoa, northward to southern Japan. It is found in eastern and southern Taiwanese waters. 
Utility: Marine aquarium fish.  
Name Code: 381613
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