Scientific Name
Zanclus cornutus  
Zanclus cornutus角蝶魚
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Linnaeus, 1758) Depth 1 - 180M
Chinese 角蝶魚 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 角蝶魚科 Economic Fish No 
Family F469 Zanclidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 角鐮魚 
Max Length 23 cm  Aquarium Fish Yes  Common Name 角蝶、'角蝶仔(臺東)、孝包鬚(澎湖)、下包鬚(澎湖)、吉哥 
Distribution in World India Ocean to Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan East、West、South、North、North East、PonFu、ShaoLiuChew、LanI Is.、Greeb IS.、Tung Sa IS.、Nan Sa IS. 
Habitats Coral、Coastal、Lagoon、Coral&Sand  Holotype Locality East Indies 
Synonyms Chaetodon canescens, Chaetodon cornutus, Zanclus canescens, Zanclus cornatus, Zanclus cornotus   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);The Live Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific, Vol.6(FAO, 2001)  Johnson, G.D. etc. 1987 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 
Specimen List ASIZP0054080. ASIZP0054619. ASIZP0055268. ASIZP0056476. ASIZP0059422. ASIZP0060987. ASIZP0070031. ASIZP0071638. ASIZP0073212. ASIZP0078456. ASIZP0803304. ASIZP0804954. ASIZP0805687. ASIZP0807257. ASIZP0900043. ASIZP0913304. ASIZP0914954. ASIZP0915687. ASIZP0916796. ASIZP0917257. BPBMI23362. FRIP01218. FRIP20007. FRIP21166. FRIP21482. NMMBP02355. NMMBP04313. NMNSF01261. NTMP0514. NTUM02377. NTUM03837. NTUM05097. NTUM06965. NTUM08002. NTUM08658. ROM39389. RUSI35018. ...List all 37 records... 
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Common Name Moonish idol; Moorishidol; Moorish idol; Morishidol 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal-fin rays VI-VII, 39-43; anal-fin rays III, 31-37; pectoral-fin rays 18-19. Strongly compressed discoid body. Tubular snout with a small mouth containing numerous elongate bristle-like teeth. Dorsal spines elongated into a whip-like filament.
habitats Inhabits turbid inner lagoons, reef flats, and clear seaward rocky and coral reefs. Generally encountered in small groups of 2 or 3 individuals. Feeds on small encrusting animals. Popular aquarium fish but rarely survives in tanks. 
Distribution 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 Taiwan: South,Hsiaoliuchiu, Penghu, Lanyu, Lyudao, North, East, Nort 
Utility Commercial fishery and aquarium species.