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Zebrasoma xanthurum (Yellowtail tang; Yellowtail surgeonfish; Yellowtail sailfin tang; Yellow tang; Red Sea sailfin; Purple tang; Dusky sailfin tang)

Synonyms: Acanthurus xanthurus; Zebrasoma xanthurus
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Wikipedia Abstract

Zebrasoma xanthurum, the purple tang or yellowtail tang, is a species of reef surgeonfish in the family Acanthuridae. It was first described by zoologist Edward Blyth in 1852.
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Cephalopholis argus (Argus grouper)[1]


Parasitized by 
Cucullanus waltairensis <Unverified Name>[2]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Range Map


Arabian Sea; Bahrain; Djibouti; Egypt; Eritrea; Gulf of Aden; Gulf of Aqaba; Gulf of Oman; India; Indian Ocean; Indian Ocean, Western; Israel; Jordan; Maldives; Oman; Pacific, Northwest; Pacific, Western Central; Persian Gulf; Red Sea; Saudi Arabia; Somalia; Sudan; Viet Nam; Western Indian Ocean: Red Sea to the Persian Gulf; recorded from Maldives (Ref. 11303).; Yemen;

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1Food habits and prey selection of three species of groupers from the genus Cephalopholis (Serranidae: Teleostei), Muki Shpigel & Lev Fishelson, Environmental Biology of Fishes Vol. 24, No. 1, pp. 67-73, 1989
2Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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