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Moorish Idol - Zanclus cornutus

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The Moorish idol , is a marine fish species, the sole extant representative of the family Zanclidae in order Perciformes. A common inhabitant of tropical to subtropical reefs and lagoons, the Moorish idol is notable for its wide distribution throughout the Indo-Pacific. A number of butterflyfishes closely resemble the Moorish idol. It is closely related to, if not a direct descendant of, the extinct ''Eozanclus brevirostris'', from the Middle Eocene of Monte Bolca.

Similar species: Perch-like Fishes
Species identified by Albert Kang
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By Albert Kang

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Uploaded Jun 22, 2020. Captured Oct 9, 2019 11:29.
  • TG-6
  • f/6.3
  • 1/200s
  • ISO1600
  • 18mm