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

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Zebrasoma desjardinii Indian sail-fin surgeonfish Indian Ocean 40 TL 1836
Zebrasoma flavescens Yellow tang Pacific Ocean 20 TL 1828
Zebrasoma gemmatum Spotted tang Western Indian Ocean 22 TL 1835
Zebrasoma rostratum Longnose surgeonfish Eastern Central Pacific 21 TL 1875
Zebrasoma scopas Twotone tang Indo-Pacific 40 SL 1829
Zebrasoma velifer Sailfin tang Western Indian Ocean 40 SL 1795
Zebrasoma xanthurum Yellowtail tang Western Indian Ocean 36.7 TL 1852



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