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Moorish Idols (Zanclus cornutus), Mu Ko Lanta Marine National Park, Thailand

Moorish Idols (Zanclus cornutus), Mu Ko Lanta Marine National Park, Thailand

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Uploaded 11 Jan 2014 by Peter Prokosch
Year: 2014 Taken by: Peter Prokosch
The Moorish idol is a common inhabitant of tropical to subtropical reefs and lagoons, notable for its wide distribution throughout the Indo-Pacific. The Moorish idol got its name from the Moors of Africa, who purportedly believed the fish to be a bringer of happiness.
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