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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Acanthuridae Surgeonfishes, tangs, unicornfishes
Subfamily: Acanthurinae
Genus: Zebrasoma

(See list of species below)



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7 species (see list below)

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Photo by Field, R.

Indian Ocean
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Zebrasoma desjardinii (Bennett, 1836)

Photo by Field, R.
 
Zebrasoma desjardinii
[Indian sail-fin surgeonfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Zebrasoma flavescens (Bennett, 1828)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Zebrasoma flavescens
[Yellow tang]

Photo by Boenig, I.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 22 cm TL
Zebrasoma gemmatum (Valenciennes, 1835)

Photo by Boenig, I.
 
Zebrasoma gemmatum
[Spotted tang]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 21 cm TL
Zebrasoma rostratum (Günther, 1875)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Zebrasoma rostratum
[Longnose surgeonfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 40 cm SL
Zebrasoma scopas (Cuvier, 1829)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Zebrasoma scopas
[Twotone tang]

Photo by Macaraig, J.M.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 40 cm SL
Zebrasoma veliferum (Bloch, 1795)

Photo by Macaraig, J.M.
 
Zebrasoma veliferum
[Sailfin tang]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 36.7 cm TL
Zebrasoma xanthurum (Blyth, 1852)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Zebrasoma xanthurum
[Yellowtail tang]
7 Species of Family Acanthuridae with Genus Zebrasoma
(Surgeonfishes, tangs, unicornfishes)
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1836 Zebrasoma desjardinii Indian sail-fin surgeonfish Indian Ocean 40 TL
1828 Zebrasoma flavescens Yellow tang Pacific Ocean 20 TL
1835 Zebrasoma gemmatum Spotted tang Western Indian Ocean 22 TL
1875 Zebrasoma rostratum Longnose surgeonfish Eastern Central Pacific 21 TL
1829 Zebrasoma scopas Twotone tang Indo-Pacific 40 SL
1795 Zebrasoma veliferum Sailfin tang Western Indian Ocean 40 SL
1852 Zebrasoma xanthurum Yellowtail tang Western Indian Ocean 36.7 TL



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