Animalia > Chordata > Actinopterygii > Perciformes > Monodactylidae > Monodactylus > Monodactylus argenteus

Monodactylus argenteus (silver angelfish; Singapore angelfish; Silvery moony; Silver-batfish; Silver moony; Silver moonfish; Silver mono; Silver batfish; Silver and black butterflyfish; Sea kite; Natal moony; Natal moonie; Mono; Kitefish; Fingerfish; Finger fish; Diamondfish; Diamond moonfish; Butterfish; Butter bream; Black bat fish; Moonfish; Buttercream)

Synonyms: Chaetodon argenteus; Monodachtylus argenteus; Monodactylus argentues; Psettus argenteus; Psettus rhombeus; Scomber rhombeus
Language: Aceh; Afrikaans; Arabic; Cebuano; Chavacano; Creole, French; Danish; Fijian; French; Fwi; Fwâi; German; Hiligaynon; Japanese; Javanese; Jawe; Kagayanen; Malay; Malayalam; Mandarin Chinese; Maranao/Samal/Tao Sug; Marathi; Polish; Portuguese; Russian; Samoan; Sinhalese; Somali; Spanish; Swahili; Swedish; Tamil; Tokelauan; Vietnamese; Visayan; Waray-waray

Wikipedia Abstract

Monodactylus argentus, a perciform fish in the Monodactylidae family, is usually found in the Red Sea and East Africa to Samoa, north to the Yaeyama Islands, south to New Caledonia and Australia. Monodactylus argenteus has many common names including silver moony', silver moonfish, fingerfish, diamond moonfish, and Malayan angel. It is commonly called fingerfish because its genus Monodactylus means "one finger". It is also sometime called "Sea Angel" in the pet shops.It has a silver body in a triangular shape. The big eyes are crossed by a dark ray. Its fins are silver with yellow reflection. Both, yellow and dark colouring, are fading with age. It is also confused, though rarely, with Monodactylus sebae, but easily distinguished by its other black ray that crosses where its tail starts, d
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Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Shoalwater and Corio Bays Area Ramsar Site   Queensland, Australia


Parasitized by 
Coomera brayi[1]
Lecithocladium aegyptensis <Unverified Name>[2]
Paradiscogaster farooqii[1]
Prodistomum keyam[1]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Acquario di Genova
Budapest Zool.& Botanical Garden
Burger's Zoo
Cheyenne Mtn Zoological Park
Colchester Zoo
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
Dierenpark Emmen
Houston Zoo, Inc.
John G. Shedd Aquarium
Kyiv Zoological Park
Legoland Atlantis By Sealife
London Aquarium
Milwaukee County Zoological Gardens
Minnesota Zoological Garden
Moulton College
Nat'l Zoological Gardens of S. Africa
Newport Aquarium
Oceanario de Lisboa
Oklahoma City Zoological Park
Osaka Municipal Tennoji Zool. Gdns.
Paignton Zoo Environmental Park
Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
San Antonio Zoological Gardens & Aquar
St. Paul's Como Zoo
Steinhart Aquarium (CA Acad of Science
Territory Wildlife Park (Berry Springs
Thuringer Zoopark Erfurt
Tierpark Dählhölzli
Toledo Zoological Gardens
Universeum Science Center
Wroclaw Zoo, LLC
Zoo de Fuengirola (Rain Forest SL)
Zoologischer Garten Frankfurt


Africa-Inland Waters; Agulhas Current; Arabian Sea; Asia - Inland waters; Athi-Galana-Sabaki River Drainage System; Atlantic, Southeast; Australia; Australian; Bay of Bengal; Cambodia; Chilka Lake; China; Comoros; Coral Sea and GBR; Djibouti; East China Sea; Egypt; Erhjen River; Ethiopian; Fiji Islands; Guam; Gulf of Aden; India; Indian Ocean; Indian Ocean, Eastern; Indian Ocean, Western; Indo-West Pacific: Red Sea and East Africa (Ref. 7293) to Samoa, north to the Yaeyamas, south to New Caledonia and Australia (Ref. 4959). Known from the freshwater tidal zone of the Mekong delta (Ref. 12693).; Indonesia; Indonesian Sea; Japan; Kenya; Kimbe Bay; Madagascar; Malaysia; Maldives; Mauritius; Micronesia,Fed.States of; Milne Bay; Mozambique; Myanmar; New Caledonia; Norfolk Island; North Australian Shelf; North Marianas; Northeast Australian Shelf; Oceania - Inland waters; Oman; Oriental; Pacific Ocean; Pacific, Eastern Central; Pacific, Northwest; Pacific, Southwest; Pacific, Western Central; Pagbilao Bay; Palau; Papua New Guinea; Persian Gulf; Philippines; Red Sea; Rodriguez; Ruerhmen River; Ryukyu Islands; Réunion; Samoa; San Pedro Bay; Seychelles; Shihtsao River; Shiliao River; Somali Coastal Current; Somalia; South Africa; South China Sea; Sri Lanka; Sulu-Celebes Sea; Taiwan; Tanzania, United Rep. of; Thailand; United Arab Emirates; Vanuatu; Verde Island Passage; Viet Nam; Yellow Sea; Yemen;



Attributes / relations provided by
1Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
2Species Interactions of Australia Database, Atlas of Living Australia, Version ala-csv-2012-11-19
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