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The Moorish idol (Zanclus cornutus), is a marine fish species, the sole extant representative of the family Zanclidae (from the Greek ζαγκίος, zagkios, "oblique") in order Perciformes. [1]

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Actinopterygii, or the ray-finned fishes, constitute a class or subclass of the bony fishes.

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Africa is the world's second-largest and second-most-populous continent.

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Animals are multicellular, eukaryotic organisms of the kingdom Animalia (also called Metazoa).

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An aquarium (plural: aquariums or aquaria) is a vivarium of any size having at least one transparent side in which water-dwelling plants or animals are kept and displayed.

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Benthic zone

The benthic zone is the ecological region at the lowest level of a body of water such as an ocean or a lake, including the sediment surface and some sub-surface layers.

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A blanket is a type of bedding, generally speaking, a large piece of cloth, intended to keep the user warm, especially while sleeping or lying down.

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The butterflyfishes are a group of conspicuous tropical marine fish of the family Chaetodontidae; the bannerfishes and coralfishes are also included in this group.

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Captivity (animal)

Animals that live under human care are in captivity.

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Carl Linnaeus

Carl Linnaeus (23 May 1707 – 10 January 1778), also known after his ennoblement as Carl von LinnéBlunt (2004), p. 171.

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Chordates are animals possessing a notochord, a hollow dorsal nerve cord, pharyngeal slits, an endostyle, and a post-anal tail for at least some period of their life cycles.

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Corals are marine invertebrates in the class Anthozoa of phylum Cnidaria.

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Coral reef

Coral reefs are diverse underwater ecosystems held together by calcium carbonate structures secreted by corals.

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Diurnality is a plant or animal behavior characterized by activity during the day and sleeping, or other inactivity, at night.

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Ducie Island

Ducie Island is an uninhabited atoll in the Pitcairn Islands.

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East Africa

East Africa or Eastern Africa is the easterly region of the African continent, variably defined by geography or geopolitics.

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The Eocene (symbol E&thinsp) Epoch, lasting from, is a major division of the geologic timescale and the second epoch of the Paleogene Period in the Cenozoic Era.

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Eozanclus brevirostris is an extinct relative of the Moorish Idol that lived from the Lutetian epoch of Monte Bolca.

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Family (biology)

In biological classification, family (familia, plural familiae) is one of the eight major taxonomic ranks; it is classified between order and genus.

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Finding Dory

Finding Dory is an upcoming American 3D computer-animated film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures.

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Finding Nemo

Finding Nemo is a 2003 American computer-animated comedy-drama adventure film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures.

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A fish is any member of a paraphyletic group of organisms that consist of all gill-bearing aquatic craniate animals that lack limbs with digits.

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Fish fin

Fish fins are the most distinctive features of a fish, composed of bony spines protruding from the body with skin covering them and joining them together, either in a webbed fashion, as seen in most bony fish, or similar to a flipper, as seen in sharks.

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In biology, a genus (plural: genera) is a taxonomic rank used in the biological classification of living and fossil organisms.

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Greek language

Greek or Hellenic (Modern Greek: ελληνικά, elliniká, "Greek", ελληνική γλώσσα, ellinikí glóssa, "Greek language") is an independent branch of the Indo-European family of languages, native to the southern Balkans, the Aegean Islands, western Asia Minor, parts of northern and Eastern Anatolia and the South Caucasus, southern Italy, Albania and Cyprus.

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Gulf of California

The Gulf of California (also known as the Sea of Cortez, Sea of Cortés or Vermilion Sea; locally known in the Spanish language as Mar de Cortés or Mar Bermejo or Golfo de California) is a body of water that separates the Baja California Peninsula from the Mexican mainland.

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Hawaii (locally,; Hawaii) is the 50th and most recent U.S. state to join the United States, having joined on August 21, 1959.

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Heniochus is a genus of butterflyfishes native to the Indo-Pacific.

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Heniochus chrysostomus

Heniochus chrysostomus, commonly called threeband pennantfish, threeband bannerfish or pennant bannerfish, is a fish of the family Chaetodontidae native from central Indo-Pacific.

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The Holocene is the geological epoch that began after the Pleistocene at approximately 11,700 years BP and continues to the present.

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Indian Ocean

The Indian Ocean is the third largest of the world's oceanic divisions, covering approximately 20% of the water on the Earth's surface.

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The Indo-Pacific, sometimes known as the Indo-West Pacific, is a biogeographic region of the Earth's seas, comprising the tropical waters of the Indian Ocean, the western and central Pacific Ocean, and the seas connecting the two in the general area of Indonesia.

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Invertebrates are animals that neither possess nor develop a vertebrae (vertebral column), derived from the notochord.

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Japan (日本 Nippon or Nihon; formally or Nihon-koku, "State of Japan") is an island country in East Asia.

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A lagoon is a shallow body of water separated from a larger body of water by barrier islands or reefs.

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A larva (plural larvae) is a distinct juvenile form many animals undergo before metamorphosis into adults.

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Marine (ocean)

Marine is an adjective for things relating to the sea or ocean, such as marine biology, marine ecology and marine geology.

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Micronesia (from μικρός, mikrós, "small" + νῆσος, nisos, "island") is a subregion of Oceania, comprising thousands of small islands in the western Pacific Ocean.

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The Miocene (symbol MI) is the first geological epoch of the Neogene Period and extends from about (Ma).

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Monotypic taxon

In biology, a monotypic taxon is a taxonomic group (taxon) which contains only one immediately subordinate taxon.

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Monte Bolca

Monte Bolca is a lagerstätte near Verona, Italy that was one of the first fossil sites with high quality preservation known to Europeans, and is still an important source of fossils from the Eocene.

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The Moors were Muslim inhabitants of the Maghreb, the Iberian Peninsula, Sicily, and Malta during the Middle Ages.

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The Neogene is a geologic period and system in the International Commission on Stratigraphy (ICS) Geologic Timescale starting 23.03 million years ago and ending 2.58 million years ago.

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Neontology is the part of biology which – in contrast to paleontology – deals with now living (or, more generally, recent) organisms.

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The Oligocene (symbol O&thinsp) is a geologic epoch of the Paleogene Period and extends from about 33.9 million to 23 million years before the present (to). As with other older geologic periods, the rock beds that define the epoch are well identified but the exact dates of the start and end of the epoch are slightly uncertain.

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Order (biology)

In biological classification, the order (ordo) is.

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The Paleocene (or; symbol Pε&thinsp) or Palaeocene, the "old recent", is a geologic epoch that lasted from about.

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The Paleogene (or; also spelled Palaeogene or Palæogene; informally Lower Tertiary) is a geologic period and system that began ended and comprises the first part of the Cenozoic Era.

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Pelagic zone

Any water in a sea or lake that is neither close to the bottom nor near the shore can be said to be in the pelagic zone.

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Pennant coralfish

The pennant coralfish,(Heniochus acuminatus), also known as the longfin bannerfish, reef bannerfish or coachman, is a species of fish belonging to the Chaetodontidae family, native from the Indo-Pacific area.

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Perciformes, also called the Percomorphi or Acanthopteri, are the largest order of vertebrates, containing about 41% of all bony fish.

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Peru (Perú; Piruw; Piruw), officially the Republic of Peru, is a country in western South America.

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Pixar Animation Studios, or simply Pixar, is an American computer animation film studio based in Emeryville, California.

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The Pleistocene (symbol PS) is the geological epoch which lasted from about 2,588,000 to 11,700 years ago, spanning the world's recent period of repeated glaciations.

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The Quaternary Period is the current and most recent of the three periods of the Cenozoic Era in the geologic time scale of the International Commission on Stratigraphy (ICS).

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A reef is a rock, or sandbar, or other feature lying beneath the surface of the water (80 meters or less beneath low water).

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Schooling bannerfish

The schooling bannerfish (Heniochus diphreutes), also known as the false moorish idol, is a marine fish belonging to the Chaetodontidae family, native from the Indo-Pacific area.

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A shower is a place in which a person bathes under a spray of, typically warm or hot, water Most showers have temperature, spray pressure and adjustable showerhead nozzle settings.

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A sickle is a hand-held agricultural tool with a variously curved blade typically used for harvesting grain crops or cutting succulent forage chiefly for feeding livestock (either freshly cut or dried as hay).

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In biology, a species (abbreviated sp., with the plural form species abbreviated spp.) is one of the basic units of biological classification and a taxonomic rank.

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Sponges are animals of the phylum Porifera (meaning "pore bearer").

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The subtropics are geographic and climate zones located roughly between the tropic circle of latitude (the Tropic of Cancer and Tropic of Capricorn) and the 38th parallel in each hemisphere.

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A towel is a piece of absorbent fabric or paper used for drying or wiping the body or a surface.

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The tropics is a region of the Earth surrounding the Equator.

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A tunicate is a marine invertebrate animal, a member of the subphylum Tunicata, which is part of the Chordata, a phylum which includes all animals with dorsal nerve cords and notochords.

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Wallpaper is a kind of material used to cover and decorate the interior walls of homes, offices, cafes, government buildings, museums, post offices, and other buildings; it is one aspect of interior decoration.

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Willem Dafoe

William J. "Willem" Dafoe (born July 22, 1955) is an American actor, voice actor and model.

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Zanclus (Greek: ΖάγκλοςSmith, William (1861). Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology,.) is the legendary first king of the Sicilian city of Messina.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moorish_idol

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