long white dorsal fin.
|Scientific name||Zanclus cornutus|
|English name||Moorish idol|
|Classification details||Perciformes Zanclidae|
|Distribution||Tropical region from the Pacific Ocean to the Indian Ocean.|
A saltwater fish characterized by a white dorsal fin that is 1.5 to 2 times longer than its body. The dorsal fin is curved inward. Black, white, and yellow alternate vertically. The root of the slightly elongated mouth like a beak is yellow. There is a triangular pale line running between the eyebrows.
Found on reefs and coral reefs in tropical seas. Move alone or in small groups. It preys on algae and small animals on rocks.
Hayakawa Beach, Kanagawa Prefecture
I photographed a medium-sized individual swimming alone during a dive. It wasn't very fast, it was a wandering way of swimming. The curved dorsal fin was graceful.
Introducing a picture of Moorish idol.
The tip of the face protrudes like a long-nosed goblin.......ead more.
Hind wings lined with silver stripes.......ead more.
Characterized by bristling feathers on the top of the head.......ead more.
ornamental flower with developed calyx. "Patient love".......ead more.
Elongated duck with a flesh-colored beak.......ead more.