Horned Bannerfish (species: Heniochus varius) in taxonomy (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Heniochus varius
Horned Bannerfish

©Andy Lewis: Horned Bannerfish at Lizard Island.

©Mark Shepherd: Horned Bannerfish at Lizard Island

©Anne Hoggett: One of a pair of Heniochus varius in a cave on the NE coast of Lizard Island.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Perciformes
Family Chaetodontidae
Genus Heniochus
Species Heniochus varius



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Up to 19 cm (Length of specimen)

Depth range

  • Depth range data is not yet available.



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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.
  • Randall, J.E., G.R. Allen and R.C. Steene (1990). Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Other references

  • Diaz, P.E., R.A. Bray and T.H. Cribb (2013). Paradiscogaster flindersi and P. oxleyi n. sp. (Digenea: Faustulidae): overlapping host and geographical distributions in corallivore chaetodontid fishes in the tropical Indo-west Pacific. Systematic Parasitology, 86: 87-99. LIRS catalog number 1723.
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