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Monodactylus sebae (Moonfish; Guinean fingerfish; Fingerfish; African moony; African mono; sebae silverfish)

Synonyms: Psettias sebae; Psettus sebae
Language: Adioukrou; Aizi; Creole, Portuguese; Danish; Ewe; French; Ga; German; Mandarin Chinese; Portuguese; Spanish; Wolof

Wikipedia Abstract

Monodactylus sebae, the African moony, is a species of moonyfish native to fresh, brackish and marine waters from the eastern Atlantic, ranging from the Canary Islands down to Angola. It inhabits mangrove swamps and estuaries and can occasionally be found in lagoons. This species can reach a length of 25 centimetres (9.8 in) TL though most do not exceed 15 centimetres (5.9 in). It can also be found in the aquarium trade.
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Sphyraena afra (Guinean barracuda)[1]


Parasitized by 
Echinocephalus sinensis <Unverified Name>[2]
Otobothrium cysticum[2]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Range Map


Africa-Inland Waters; Angola; Atlantic Ocean; Atlantic, Eastern Central; Atlantic, Southeast; Benguela Current; Benin; Cameroon; Canary Current; Canary Islands; Cape Verde; Congo, Dem. Rep. of the; Congo, Republic of; Côte d'Ivoire; Eastern Atlantic: Canary Islands and Senegal to Angola.; Equatorial Guinea; Gabon; Gambia; Ghana; Guinea; Guinea Current; Guinea-Bissau; Liberia; Nigeria; Sanaga; Senegal; Sierra Leone; Togo; Ébrié Lagoon;

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1Comparative analysis of trophic structure and interactions of two tropical lagoons, M.C. Villanueva, P. Lalèyè, J.-J. Albaret, R. Laë, L. Tito de Morais and J. Moreau, Ecological Modelling, Vol. 197, Issues 3-4 , 25 August 2006, P. 461-477
2Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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