Moorish idol

noun a disc-shaped fish with bold vertical black-and-white bands and a very tall tapering dorsal fin, of coral reefs in the Indo-Pacific region. [Zanclus cornutus.]

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  • Moorish idol — Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum …   Wikipedia

  • moorish idol — /mɔrɪʃ ˈaɪdl/ (say mawrish uydl) noun (plural moorish idol or moorish idols) a small, handsome, boldly marked fish, Zanclus canescens, found in Australian waters and elsewhere. Usage: For variation in the plural inflection, see note at fish1 …   Australian English dictionary

  • Moorish idol — a black, white, and yellow fish, Zanclus cornutus (or canescens), inhabiting the tropical Indian and Pacific oceans, having a long snout and an elongated dorsal fin. * * * ▪ fish  (Zanclus canescens), deep bodied, tropical and subtropical reef… …   Universalium

  • moorish idol — pilkoji musulmonžuvė statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Zanclus canescens angl. moorish idol; toby rus. серый занкл ryšiai: platesnis terminas – musulmonžuvės …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

  • moorish idol — raguotoji musulmonžuvė statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Zanclus cornutus angl. moorish idol; toby rus. мавританский идол; рогатый занкл ryšiai: platesnis terminas – musulmonžuvės …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

  • moorish idol — noun Usage: usually capitalized M : a brightly colored fish (Zanclus cornutus) or a related form (Z. canescens) both widely distributed in the tropical Indo Pacific from the east coast of Africa to Japan and the west coast of Mexico * * * a black …   Useful english dictionary

  • Moorish idol —   Kihikihi …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • Moorish — adj. of or relating to the Moors. Phrases and idioms: Moorish idol a brightly coloured Pacific fish of the genus Zanclus …   Useful english dictionary

  • List of fishes of India — This is a list of the fish species found in India and is based on FishBase. [Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. 2006.FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. [http://www.fishbase.org] , version (05/2006)] AlbuliformesAlbulidae… …   Wikipedia

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