Moorish Idol Information
It is referred to as the Moorish idol (Zanclus cornutus) to refer to the Moors from North Africa, who believe that the fish will bring joy to people who live near it. It is the sole in the Zanclidae family. Zanclidae is close to the tangs or surgeonfish.
Moorish Idol Diet
The Moorish idol is found across the Red Sea, the Indo-Pacific, and the eastern Pacific oceans. It is reported throughout the western Pacific beginning at Kominato, Japan, down to Lord Howe Island, New Zealand, and within the Eastern Pacific starting from down to the southern Gulf of California down to Peru.