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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. Hürlimann, Bülach
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    Conservation status

    IUCN RedList