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Zebrasoma flavescens (Yellow tang; Yellow sailfin tang; Somber surgeonfish; Lemon sailfin)

Synonyms: Acanthurus flavescens
Language: Carolinian; Cebuano; Chamorro; Chavacano; Danish; Davawenyo; Hawaiian; Japanese; Kosraean; Mandarin Chinese; Other; Russian; Tagalog; Visayan; Waray-waray

Wikipedia Abstract

The yellow tang (Zebrasoma flavescens) is a saltwater fish species of the family Acanthuridae. It is one of the most popular aquarium fish.
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Water Biome [1]  Reef
Diet [1]  Herbivore


Parasitized by 
Schikhobalotrema acanthuri[2]
Schikhobalotrema robustum[2]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Range Map


Atlantic, Western Central; Caroline Island; Davao Gulf; Guam; Hawaii (USA); Hong Kong; India; Indian Ocean; Indian Ocean, Eastern; Indian Ocean, Western; Insular Pacific-Hawaiian; Japan; Johnston Island; Kuroshio Current; Lagonoy Gulf; Lutao Island; Marshall Islands; Micronesia,Fed.States of; Mozambique; North Marianas; Ogasawara Islands; Pacific Ocean; Pacific Ocean: Ryukyu, Mariana, Marshall, Marcus, Wake and Hawaiian islands. Has been reported off the coast of Florida in the Western Central Atlantic (Ref. 51238).; Pacific, Eastern Central; Pacific, Northwest; Pacific, Western Central; Palau; Philippines; Ryukyu Islands; Seychelles; South China Sea; Sulu-Celebes Sea; Taiwan; Thailand; Tubbataha Reefs; USA (contiguous states); Viet Nam; Wake Island; Yellow Sea;

External References



Attributes / relations provided by
1Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2006. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed February 01, 2010 at
2Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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