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Zanclus cornutus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Moorish idol
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Actinoptérygiens (poissons à nageoires rayonnées) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Zanclidae (Moorish idol)
Etymology: Zanclus: Greek, za = an augmentative particle + Greek, agklino = to be on one´s back (Ref. 45335).

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Écologie

; marin récifal; profondeur 3 - 182 m (Ref. 9710), usually 5 - 182 m (Ref. 27115).   Subtropical; 24°C - 28°C (Ref. 27115); 32°N - 37°S, 21°E - 70°W

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Indo-Pacific: East Africa to Rapa and Ducie islands, north to southern Japan and the Hawaiian Islands, south to the Lord Howe Island. Eastern Pacific: southern Gulf of California to Peru (Ref. 9267).

Taille / Poids / Âge

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 23.0 cm TL mâle / non sexé; (Ref. 6113); common length : 21.0 cm NG mâle / non sexé; (Ref. 5755)

Description synthétique Morphologie | Morphométrie

Épines dorsales (Total): 6 - 7; Rayons mous dorsaux (Total): 39-43; Épines anales 3; Rayons mous anaux: 31 - 37. Strongly compressed discoid body. Tubular snout with a small mouth containing numerous elongate bristle-like teeth. Dorsal spines elongated into a whip-like filament.

Biologie     Glossaire (ex. epibenthic)

Inhabit turbid inner lagoons, reef flats, and clear seaward rocky and coral reefs (Ref. 1602, 48637). Benthopelagic (Ref. 58302). Generally encountered in small groups of 2 or 3 individuals (Ref. 9267). Adults occur singly, in pairs and occasionally are seen in large schools (Ref. 48637). Feed on small encrusting animals (Ref. 6113). Size of metamorphosis from postlarva to juvenile is 7.5 cm (Ref. 9267). The long pelagic larval stage is the reason for the wide distribution and strong colouration that shows no geographical variation (Ref. 48637). Popular aquarium fish but rarely survives in tanks (Ref. 1602).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturité | Reproduction | Frai | Œufs | Fécondité | Larves

Référence principale Upload your references | Références | Coordinateur | Collaborateurs

Myers, R.F., 1991. Micronesian reef fishes. Second Ed. Coral Graphics, Barrigada, Guam. 298 p. (Ref. 1602)

Statut dans la liste rouge de l'IUCN (Ref. 119314)

  Préoccupation mineure (LC) ; Date assessed: 10 March 2015

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Menace pour l'homme

  Harmless





Utilisations par l'homme

Pêcheries: pêcheries vivrières; Aquarium: Commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 1.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Niveau trophique (Ref. 69278):  2.5   ±0.00 se; Based on food items.
Résilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnérabilité (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (12 of 100) .
Catégorie de prix (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.