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      Registered: July 2003
      Location: Sumner
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      Scientific Name: Holanthias natalensis
      Max. size: 37.4 cm SL (male/unsexed)
      Environment: benthopelagic; marine
      Distribution: Western Indian Ocean: known only from East London, South Africa to Madagascar and Reunion. Probably in Mozambique.
      Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 10; Dorsal soft rays (total): 17-19; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 8-9
      Aquarium Care: Members of the genus Holanthias are typically found in deeper fore-reef areas. The Gorgeous Swallowtail is not readily available to hobbyists. They should be kept in deep water aquariums with low lighting. Deep-water Anthias vary in their social structure. Feed on zooplankton.
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