Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Chaetodontidae  
 Genus Heniochus  
  Heniochus varius  (Cuvier, 1829) 
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Synonyms:Heniochus pleurotaeniaTaurichthys bleekeriTaurichthys variusTaurichthys viridis  details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993)
Character: Body oval, deep, strongly compressed. Head length roughly equal to head height; a notch on forehead with a bony protruberance just above in adultsalso a cvrved sharp horn developing above each eye with increasing age; preopercle smooth, without prominent spines. Snout short. Small protractile mouth with brush-like teeth in the jaws. Dorsal fin with XI spines, fouth dorsal spine prolonged, the membrane broad; and 22 to 24 soft rays; anal fin with III spines and 17 or 18 soft rays; pectoral fins transparent with 14 to 15 soft rays; pelvic fins with I stout spine and 5 branched rays; caudal fin rounded to slightly emarginate. Mostly black with two white bands, one from upper nape across gill cover and expanding onto thorax, the other running from caudal peduncle and breast to each end of spinous section of dorsal fin; pelvic and anal fins dark brown. 
Habitat: Occurs in deep lagoons and steep outer reef slopes, with mixed algae and coral growth at depths of 3 to 25 m. Solitary or in small groups. Feeds on corals and other invertebrates. 
Distribution: Distributed from Western Australia northward throughout the Indo-Malayan region to southern Japan, eastward across the tropical western and southern Pacific Ocean. Widely around coral reefs in Taiwan. 
Utility: Marine aquarium fish. 
Name Code: 381614
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