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The Red Sea Bannerfish has been photographed off the coast of Florida

The Red Sea Bannerfish (Heniochus intermedius), a reef fish native to the Red Sea region (see map below), was recently spotted off the coast of Palm Beach County, Florida. Photo credit: J.E. Randall

The Red Sea Bannerfish (Heniochus intermedius), a reef fish native to the Red Sea region (see map below), was recently spotted off the coast of Palm Beach County, Florida. Photo credit: J.E. Randall

NOAA/NCCOS Invasive Species Bulletin

The Red Sea Bannerfish, Heniochus intermedius Steindachner 1893, has been photographed living on Paul’s Reef, which is about seven miles south of the Palm Beach Inlet, near Palm Beach, Florida. Only one individual was identified, in about fifty feet of water.

Biogeography:

The Red Sea Bannerfish is known to occur naturally in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aqaba and Gulf of Aden. It has been reported as a recent introduction in low numbers in the Mediterranean Sea

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