Fish Species

Pennant Coralfish

Pennant Coralfish - Description

The Pennant Coralfish is also known as the Longfin Bannerfish, Coachman, Featherfin Coralfish, Butterflyfish, Common Bannerfish, Angelfish Pennant and Pavillon. 

It looks similar to the beautiful Crowned Scythe, better known as the Moorish Idol (Zanclus cornutus). The fish is primarily black and white with yellow anal, caudal and pectoral fins. It has an elongated dorsal fin which can extend up to 25cm.

Popular Name: Pennant Coralfish
Species: Heniochus acuminatus

Profile of the Pennant Coralfish

This Profile contains interesting facts and information about the Pennant Coralfish species.

  • Size: Up to 25cm

  • Fish Tank conditions: PH 8.2 to 8.4. Temp 25 to 28 Degrees

  • Diet / Feeding: Plant and Animal based flaked, dried or frozen marine food

  • Temperament: Very Passive, Great Community Fish

  • Habitat: Reef Dwellers at depths of up to 75m

  • Behaviour: Not Territorial, Very Social Fish

  • Range: Indo-Pacific

Scientific Classification of the Pennant Coralfish

Definition: Scientific classification, or biological classification, is how biologists group and categorize species of organisms with shared physical characteristics. Scientific classification belongs to the science of taxonomy.

  • Species: Heniochus acuminatus

  • Popular Name: Pennant Coralfish - Longfin Bannerfish - Coachman - Featherfin Coralfish - Butterflyfish - Common Bannerfish - Angelfish Pennant - Pavillon

  • Kingdom: Animalia

  • Phylum: Chordata

  • Class: Actinopterygii

  • Order: Perciformes

  • Family: Chaetodontidae

Marine Fish Index

Facts about Fish Species - Pennant Coralfish

The colours, shapes and sizes of individual fishes varies enormously - you really need excellent quality pictures or photographs to assist in the identification process.

A combination of the number of fins and their characteristics, color, scale counts, general features, maximum length and distribution are used during a species identification process.


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