Indian sail-fin surgeonfish

Zebrasoma desjardinii
  • Class:
    Ray-finned fishes (Lat. Actinopterygii)
  • Order:
    Perch-likes (Lat. Perciformes)
  • Family:
    Surgeonfish (Lat. Acanthuridae)
  • Maximum size:
    40 cm TL
  • Habitat:
    Reef-associated; marine.
  • Climate:
  • Distribution:
    Indian Ocean: Red Sea south to Natal, South Africa and east to India, Java, and Cocos-Keeling Islands, but not Christmas Island.
  • Biology:
    Found in lagoon and seaward reefs to depths greater then 30 m; juveniles in sheltered inner reef areas.