Schooling Bannerfish (species: Heniochus diphreutes) in taxonomy (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Heniochus diphreutes
Schooling Bannerfish

©Alex Vail: Heniochus diphreutes at Snake Pit near Lizard Island
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Perciformes
Family Chaetodontidae
Genus Heniochus
Species Heniochus diphreutes



Distinguishing features

White with two thick black bands, the second ending at the tip of the anal fin. Yellow tail and rear part of dorsal fin. Front part of dorsal fin white and elongate. Usually found in large aggregations.


  • Size data has not been obtained.

Depth range

  • Depth range data is not yet available.


Similar taxa


©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Local abundance

  • Lizard Island: Not recorded
  • Snake Pit, about miway between Lizard Island and outer reefs: Large aggregations frequently seen

Web resources


References that assist with identification

  • Allen, G., R. Steene, P. Humann and N. Deloach (2003). Reef fish identification: Tropical Pacific New World Publications Inc., Jacksonville, FL, USA.