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)

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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.)


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;

External References



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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