moorish idol

Lateral Line of a Moorish Idol

Look closely at this photograph of a moorish idol (Zanclus cornutus) and you will see the lateral line running along the moorish idol's body in the the center...

Top 11 Most Beautiful Fish in East Africa

The Indian Ocean is blessed with an array of fascinating tropical fish, in countless shapes, colors and sizes. Some so mesmerizing and unique that they stand out among their peers, which is why we decided to cr...

A Mated Pair

A mated pair of moorish idols (Zanclus cornutus) photographed while scuba diving at Bongoyo Patches, a 15 meter deep reef off the coast of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Moorish idols are often seen alone, but th...
Moorish Idol

Moorish Idols

The Moorish idol with its classic shape and long pointed nose was brought into public prominence by the Pixar film, Finding Nemo. Today they adorn beach towels, shower curtains, clothing and even wall paper...
Moorish Idol

Submerged with a Moorish Idol

Submerged under a reef of coral with a tantalizing Moorish Idol. Now we get it, we really get why the Moors were glad to call this fish their own. The water flashes with a compressed body of black, white an...