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Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Chaetodontidae  
 Genus Heniochus  
  Heniochus acuminatus  (Linnaeus, 1758) 
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Synonyms:Chaetodon acuminatusChaetodon bifasciatusChaetodon macrolepidotusChaetodon mycteryzansHeniochus accuminatusHeniochus macrolepidotusTaurichthys macrolepidotusdetails
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993)
Character: Body oval, deep, strongly compressed. Head length roughly equal to head height; preopercle smooth, without prominent spines. Snout short. Small protractile mouth with brush-like teeth in the jaws. Dorsal fin with XI spines, front of dorsal fin expanded to a very long tapering white filament; and 24 to 27 soft rays; anal fin with III spines and 17 to 19 soft rays; pectoral fins transparent with 15 to 18 soft rays; pelvic fins with I stout spine and 5 branched rays; caudal fin rounded. Overall white with two broad, oblique black bands on siders, the frist continuous with black pelvic fins and the second ending on posterior half of anal fin; soft dorsal and caudal fins yellow; a blackish bar above eye. 
Habitat: Inhabits deep, protected lagoons and channels, and the deeper parts of outer reef slopes at depths of 2 to 40 m. Juveniles are often solitary while adults occur in pairs. A planktivorous species that generally remains within a few meters of the reef. Juve 
Distribution: Widely distributed in Indo-Pacific from East Africa and Persian Gulf to the Society Islands; north to southern Japan, south to Lord Howe Island. Throughout Micronesia. Widely around coral reefs in Taiwan. 
Utility: Marine aquarium fish.  
Name Code: 381610
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