Native Animals
 

Mene maculata

Moonfish
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SSN 27422
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Taxonomy

  • Kingdom
  • Phylum
  • Class
  • Order
  • Family
  • Genus
  • Species
    maculata (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)
  • Common Name
  • Residential
    Native
The taxanomic status is pending for approval

Description

Moonfish has very deep, almost triangular and extremely compressed body; breast sharp-edged; dorsal fin long-based and low posteriorly; spines thin and flexible; long-based anal fins; caudal fin deeply forked and pectoral fins shorter than head length. Its upper side’s body is deep metallic blue and remainder silvery with a row of round to ovoid, sometimes a few additional spots above and below these rows and other fins hyaline or slightly dusky. Commonly found is 20 cm length, but the maximum is 30 cm and it inhabits in coastal water to depths of 200 m.

Biodiversity Experts

Profile
Amirrudin Bin Ahmad (Dr.)
Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT)
  • Amphibians
  • Dragonflies and Damselflies
  • Fishes
  • Reptiles
  • Biodiversity
  • Data Analysis
  • Digital Sequence Information (DSI)
  • Living Modified Organism (LMO)
  • Marine & Coastal
  • Protected Areas
  • Invasive Alien Species
  • PM
Annie Christianus (Dr.)
Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
  • Fishes
  • Agricultural
  • Biodiversity
  • Conservation
  • Marine & Coastal
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Water
  • PM
  • SBH
Aziz Bin Arshad (Prof. Dr.)
Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
  • Fishes (Taxonomy)
  • Crustaceans (Taxonomy)
  • Fishes (Ecology)
  • Crustaceans (Ecology)
  • Molluscs (Ecology)
  • Biodiversity
  • Conservation
  • Marine & Coastal
  • PM
Charles Leh Moi Ung (Dr.)
Sarawak Museum Department (JMS)
  • Fishes
  • Turtles
  • Crustaceans
  • Biodiversity
  • Science
  • SWK
Chong Ving Ching (Prof. Dr.)
University of Malaya (UM)
  • Fishes
  • Agricultural
  • Marine & Coastal
  • Environment
  • Biodiversity
  • PM
Jeffrine Rovie Ryan Japning (Mr.)
Department of Wildlife and National Parks (PERHILITAN)
  • Monkeys
  • Fishes
  • Mammals
  • Biodiversity
  • Conservation
  • Data Analysis
  • Evolution
  • Genetics
  • Molecular
  • Protected Areas
  • Science
  • Technology
  • PM
  • SBH
  • SWK
  • SEA
Kaviarasu Munian (Mr.)
Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM)
  • Reptiles (Ecology)
  • Amphibians (Ecology)
  • Fishes (Ecology)
  • PM
Kayal Vizi Karuppannan (Mrs.)
Department of Wildlife and National Parks (PERHILITAN)
  • Elephants
  • Fishes
  • Mammals
  • Biodiversity
  • Conservation
  • Evolution
  • Genetics
  • Molecular
  • Protected Areas
  • Digital Sequence Information (DSI)
  • PM
Khaironizam Md Zain (Dr.)
Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)
  • Fishes
  • Insects
  • Biodiversity
  • Conservation
  • Ecosystems
  • Science
  • PM
Khairul Adha Bin A. Rahim (Assoc. Prof. Dr.)
Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS)
  • Fishes
  • Biodiversity
  • Conservation
  • Ecosystems
  • Invasive Alien Species
Seah Ying Giat (Dr.)
Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT)
  • Fishes (Taxonomy)
  • Biodiversity
  • Marine & Coastal
  • Molecular
  • PM
  • SBH
  • SWK
Siti Azizah Mohd Nor (Prof. Dr.)
Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)
  • Crustaceans
  • Fishes
  • Molluscs
  • Biodiversity
  • Conservation
  • Ecosystems
  • Marine & Coastal
  • Molecular
  • PM
  • SBH
  • SWK
  • SEA
  • W
Siti Tafzilmeriam Sheikh Abdul Kadir (Mrs.)
Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT)
  • Fishes
  • Biodiversity
  • Conservation
  • Ecosystems
  • Environment
  • Marine & Coastal
  • Science
  • PM
  • SBH
  • SWK
  • SEA
Syaizwan Zahmir Zulkifli (Dr.)
Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
  • Birds (Ecology)
  • Fishes (Ecology)
  • Molluscs (Ecology)
  • Biodiversity
  • Conservation
  • Ecosystems
  • Marine & Coastal
  • Water
Zarul Hazrin Hashim (Dr.)
Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)
  • Fishes (Ecology)
  • Biodiversity
  • Conservation
  • Data Analysis
  • Ecosystems
  • Environment
  • Protected Areas
  • Water
  • Marine & Coastal
  • Climate Change
  • Invasive Alien Species
  • PM
  • SWK
PM - Peninsular Malaysia; SBH - Sabah; SWK - Sarawak; SEA - Southeast Asia; W - World;

References

Book
  1. Yusri, A., Hamdan, J. & Abdul Rahman, A.M. (2010). Ikan Laut Malaysia: Glosari Nama Sahih Spesis Ikan . Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. pp. 290.
  2. Matsunuma, M., Motomura, H., Matsuura, K., Shazili, N.A.M. & Ambak, M.A. (2011). Fishes of Terengganu: East Coast of Malay Peninsula, Malaysia. National Museum of Nature and Science, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu and Kagoshima Universiti Museum, Malaysia. pp. ix+251.
  3. Chin, P.K. (1998). Marine Food Fishes and Fisheries of Sabah. Natural History Publications, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia. pp. 280.
  4. Ambak, M.A., Mansor, M.I., Zakaria, M.Z. & Mazlan, A.G. (2010). Fishes of Malaysia. Penerbit UMT, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu, Malaysia. pp. 334.
  5. Yoshida, T, Motomura, H, Musikasinthorn, P & Matsuura,, K (2013). Fishes of Northern Gulf of Thailand, Volume 8. National Museum of Nature and Science,Tsukuba. Research Institute for Humanity and Nature,Kyoto. Kagoshima University Museum, Kagoshima., Japan. pp. 239.
Checklist
  1. Check List of Marine Fishes of the Southeast Asian Region (1996)

Acknowledgements :- Ms. Aida Salihah Binti Abu Bakar, Ms. Aziemah Binti Kinan, Ms. Heng Pooi San, Ms. Nurfadzilah Bt Azmi, Ms. Nursyafiqa Madzlen & Ms. Siti Zubaidah Binti Abdul Latif

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