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Family Chaetodontidae


Heniochus varius

Juvenile, Rainmaker Point, Tutuila, American Samoa, 45 feet

Wakatobi, Indonesia

HUMPHEAD BANNERFISH    Tsuno-hatatatedai

Fairly common in small groups in deep lagoon & reef dropoffs to 75 feet.  Feeds upon coral polyps and invertebrates.  Attains 7.5 inches.  Indonesia to Japan and the Society Islands.  Replaced by Heniochus pleurotaenia in the Indian Ocean.