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

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

Photo by Photo by Moldzio, S.
 
Zebrasoma desjardinii
[Indian sail-fin surgeonfish]



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



Eastern Indian Ocean to t
Max. Length 40 cm SL
Zebrasoma velifer (Bloch, 1795)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Zebrasoma velifer
[Sailfin tang]



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

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Zebrasoma xanthurum
[Yellowtail tang]



7 species

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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 Eastern Indian Ocean to t 40 SL 1795
Zebrasoma xanthurum Yellowtail tang Western Indian Ocean 36.7 TL 1852



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