African moony

This species is quite widely kept in brackish and saltwater water aquaria; although it has only very rarely been bred in captivity, it is otherwise hardy and easy to care for.

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The African moony lives in the pelagic-neritic, freshwater, brackish, marine environment.

The African moony, Monodactylus sebae, is a fingerfish in the family Monodactylidae. It is a brackish and saltwater fish from the eastern Atlantic, ranging from the Canary Islands down to Angola. It favours mangrove swamps and similar shallow waters. More

Welcome to our african moony webpage for owners and african moony enthusiasts. More

The African Moony is a brackish fish. This fish looks like a stringray that is moving through the water sideways. The top and bottom fin is so large that it looks quite weird. More

This fish is known as African Moony and the correct latin name is Monodactylus Sebae. It belongs to the Moonyfish family. (e) It's origin is East Atlantic. (e) Character and suggestions regarding care This Moony is peaceful towards tankmates. More

The Mono Sebae is also known as the African Moony and comes from the estuaries and mangroves of the waters of West Africa. It is diamond-shaped with a larger anal fin than the Mono (Monodactylus argenteus). More

Common names

African mono in English
African moony in English
Breton africain in French (français)
Dogrobette in Adioukrou
Fingerfish in English
Gougadre in Aizi
Guinean fingerfish in English
Juovakuukala in Finnish (suomen kieli)
Kpekpemite in Irish (Gaeilge)
Lokradede in Aizi
Machado in Portuguese (Português)
Moonfish in English
Netunga in Portuguese (Português)
Peixe-galo in Creole, Portuguese
Peixe-galo in Creoles and Pidgins, Portuguese
Peixe-galo in Portuguese (Português)
Peixe-machado in Portuguese (Português)
Rambalí in Spanish (español)
Seba-Flossenblatt in German (Deutsch)
sebae silverfish in English
sebae silverfish in Unknown
Thiagarak in Wolof (Wollof)
Vadrevadre in Ewe (Ɛʋɛgbɛ)
Vestafrikansk månefisk in Danish (dansk)
油脂大眼鯧 in Mandarin Chinese
油脂大眼鲳 in Mandarin Chinese
非洲鳶魚 in Mandarin Chinese
非洲鸢鱼 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Perciformes
Family : Monodactylidae
Genus : Monodactylus
Species : Monodactylus sebae
Authority : Cuvier, 1829