Zebrasoma velifer, Sailfin tang : fisheries, aquarium

Zebrasoma velifer (Bloch, 1795)

Sailfin tang
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> Acanthuriformes (Surgeonfishes) > Acanthuridae (Surgeonfishes, tangs, unicornfishes) > Acanthurinae
Etymology: Zebrasoma: Derived from Zebra = African horse + Greek, soma = body; referring to the stripes (Ref. 45335).
More on author: Bloch.

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecología

; marino asociado a arrecife; rango de profundidad 1 - 45 m (Ref. 90102), usually 2 - 30 m (Ref. 27115). Tropical; 24°C - 28°C (Ref. 27115); 36°N - 25°S, 33°E - 134°W

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Eastern Indian Ocean to the Pacific Ocean: Christmas Island and most of the East Indian region to South China Sea, Hawaii and Pitcairn Islands; north to Japan and Ogasawara Islands; south to western and eastern Australia; Replaced by Zebrasoma desjardinii in the Indian Ocean.

Tamaño / Peso / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 40.0 cm SL macho / no sexado; (Ref. 9710)

Short description Morfología | Morfometría

Espinas dorsales (total): 4 - 5; Radios blandos dorsales (total): 29-33; Espinas anales 3; Radios blandos anales: 23 - 26. Smalls juveniles have alternating yellow and black bars. No brush-like patch of setae posteriorly on side of body. Dorsal fin very elevated, the longest ray 2.1 to 2.5 times in SL (Ref 9808).

Biología     Glosario (por ej. epibenthic)

Occurs in lagoon and seaward reefs from the lower surge zone to a depth of at least 30 m. Solitary juveniles found among rocks or coral (Ref. 58534) of shallow protected, sometimes turbid reefs (Ref. 1602, 48637). Benthopelagic (Ref. 58302). Feeds on leafy macroalgae. It possesses, fewer and larger pharyngeal teeth, compared to the other Zebrasoma spp. (Ref. 33204). The species is never poisonous (Ref. 4795).

Life cycle and mating behavior Madurez | Reproducción | Puesta | Huevos | Fecundidad | Larva

Paired spawning (Ref. 240).

Main reference Upload your references | Referencias | Coordinador : Randall, John E. | Colaboradores

Myers, R.F., 1999. Micronesian reef fishes: a comprehensive guide to the coral reef fishes of Micronesia, 3rd revised and expanded edition. Coral Graphics, Barrigada, Guam. 330 p. (Ref. 37816)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 125652)

  Least Concern (LC) ; Date assessed: 07 May 2010

CITES

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





Human uses

Pesquerías: escaso valor comercial; Acuario: Comercial
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Estimates based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 24.8 - 28.9, mean 27.6 °C (based on 874 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5078   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.02344 (0.01433 - 0.03834), b=2.94 (2.80 - 3.08), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for species & Subfamily-BS (Ref. 93245).
Nivel trófico (Ref. 69278):  2.0   ±0.00 se; based on food items.
Generation time: 3.9 ( na - na) years. Estimated as median ln(3)/K based on 1 growth studies.
Resiliencia (Ref. 120179):  Medio, población duplicada en un tiempo mínimo de 1.4-4.4 años (K=0.282; Tmax=27).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Moderate vulnerability (37 of 100) .
Climate Vulnerability (Ref. 125649):   (0 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Medium.
Nutrients (Ref. 124155):  Calcium = 30.3 [12.0, 84.9] mg/100g ; Iron = 0.655 [0.285, 1.720] mg/100g ; Protein = 18.5 [17.3, 19.6] % ; Omega3 = 0.142 [0.071, 0.289] g/100g ; Selenium = 11.9 [4.5, 35.1] μg/100g ; VitaminA = 30.2 [7.7, 118.3] μg/100g ; Zinc = 1.7 [0.7, 3.1] mg/100g (wet weight);