Moorish Idol Juveniles

Moorish idol juveniles in the waters off Hawaii

Moorish Idols are one of the most easily identified fish around here, with their distinctive colors, markings, and shape. These juveniles lack the long filament on their dorsal fins, but otherwise have typical appearance. Moorish Idols are considered of the smartest reef fishes.

11 thoughts on “Moorish Idol Juveniles

    1. Graham Post author

      Moorish idols are the only member of it’s family, so they’re one of a kind. They’re different than angelfishes, more like surgeonfishes or butterflyfishes. There’s a pennant butterflyfish, which I’ve never seen, that looks similar, but with different colors.

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