Specimen Information

Zanclus cornutus
Zanclus cornutus
(Moorish Idol)
Marine Fishes

Specimen ID1418853
GroupMarine Fishes
Common NameMoorish Idol
LocalityAtlantic Ocean, Florida, boundary between Biscayne National Park (to the west) and the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary (to the east)
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameFloridian
HUC8 Number32007000
Collection Day24
Collection Month7
Collection Year2017
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayreleased aquarium
CommentsThe fish was swimming along above the coral habitat at a site we call the Wall in about 100 ft of water. It was very skiddish and moved away from me at first sight
Record TypeNAS sighting report
Number Collected1


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2024]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [6/22/2024].

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