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Mene maculata (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)
MOONFISH
size of specimen: 17 centimeters (6.7 inches)

The Indo-Pacific moonfish has a distinctive, nearly round, flat body; a large mouth that protrudes for feeding; and a long, thread-like pelvic fin below.

Visit the Encyclopedia of Life collection to learn more about Wedge-tail triggerfish and other species featured in this exhibit.