Yellow tang

Zebrasoma flavescens
  • Class:
    Ray-finned fishes (Lat. Actinopterygii)
  • Order:
    Perch-likes (Lat. Perciformes)
  • Family:
    Surgeonfish (Lat. Acanthuridae)
  • Maximum size:
    20 cm TL
  • Habitat:
    Reef-associated; marine; depth range 2–46 m.
  • Climate:
    Tropical; 24°C–28°C; 30°N–15°S
  • Distribution:
    Pacific Ocean: Ryukyu, Mariana, Marshall, Marcus, Wake and Hawaiian islands. Has been reported off the coast of Florida in the Western Central Atlantic.
  • Biology:
    Found in coral-rich areas of lagoon and seaward reefs. Feed on filamentous algae.