moorish idolFish

Fish are animals with backbones. These vertebrates live in salt or fresh water around the world.

The fish featured on this page look like Angelfish but they are actually called Moorish Idol (zanclus cornutus). They are white with yellow and black stripes with long dorsal fins.

The following photographs and movies were taken in the Hawaiian Islands.


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Moorish Idol Fish
Description (QuickTime Movie, no sound): A Moorish Idol fish swimming in a tidepool.


Two Moorish Idol Fish Swimming

Single Moorish Idol Fish Swimming

Naturescapes Starters is a copyright-friendly image and movie resource for educators and students. The collection was developed as part of a partnership between the eduScapes natureScapes project and TIPT - PT3 project.

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Created 2/04.