2 photos - 1 species


There is only one genus, which consists of only one species.

The halterfish forms its own family,

but is very often confused with a bannerfish.

They usually live singly or in pairs, but occasionally in small shoals.

It grows to a maximum length of 22 cm.

Zanclus cornutus

Moorish idol

Maximum length: 22 cm 

Depth: 5 - 100 m +

Feeds on sea floor inhabitants, including sponges, some algae and plankton.

Photo 1 Johnny: Bangka Island North Sulawesi

Photo 2 Johnny: Lembeh Strait North Sulawesi