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Gemeiner Wimpelfisch im Zoo Zürich.

Pennant coral fish

Heniochus acuminatus

Closest relatives Butterflyfish (130 species)
Habitat Outer reefs, 15 to 75 meters deep
Behaviour in pairs or in small groups, not territorial
Diet free-floating zooplankton, sometimes also ground-living invertebrates, young animals are active as cleaner fish
Body length up to 25 cm
Spawn broadcast spawner, spawn floats as plankton into the open sea
Use fishkeeping, fishing
Current status still widespread, stable

geographic range

Verbreitungskarte Gemeiner Wimpelfisch


N. de Dardel, Wallisellen