Moorish idol

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Moorish idol

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(Animals) a tropical marine spiny-finned fish, Zanclus canescens, that is common around coral reefs: family Zanclidae. It has a deeply compressed body with yellow and black stripes, a beaklike snout, and an elongated dorsal fin
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FAMILIA Scombridae 79 Euthynnus lineatus FAMILIA Scorpaenidae 80 Scorpaena mystes FAMILIA Serranidae 81 Alphestes immaculatus 82 Alphestes multiguttatus 83 Cephalopholis panamensis 84 Epinephelus labriformis 85 Paranthias colonus 86 Rypticus nigripinnis 87 Serranus psittacinus FAMILIA Sparidae 88 Calamus brachysomus FAMILIA Synodonthidae 89 Synodus lacertinus FAMILIA Tetraodontidae 90 Arothron hispidus 91 Arothron meleagris 92 Canthigaster punctatissima 93 Sphoeroides lobatus FAMILIA Zanclidae 94 Zanclus cornutus
Eleven of these were recorded in 2006 but not 1995, including Balistes polylepis, Calamus brachysomus, Canthigaster punctatissima, Dasyatis longa, Gymnothorax undulatus, Lutjanus inermis, Lutjanus novemfasciatus, Ostracion meleagris, Spheroides lobatus, Trachinotus rhodopus and Zanclus cornutus. All of these were rare except for Lutjanus inermis, which was classified as uncommon and occurred in moderate numbers in <10% of surveys in 2006, and Canthigaster punctatissima, which was significantly more abundant (Table 3), occurred in 80% of surveys, and was classified as dominant in 2006.