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  • Zitronenflossen-Doktorfisch

    Yellow tang

    Zebrasoma flavescens

    Closest relatives Surgeonfish (80 species)
    Habitat coral-rich lagoons and outer reefs 2 to 50 meters deep
    Behaviour solitary or in small groups
    Diet Filamentous algae, also algae on sea turtles shells
    Body length up to 20 cm, males are bigger
    Spawn no brood care, for spawning surgeonfish swim out into the open sea, the larvae are carried away by the sea current
    Use Food fish, fishkeeping
    Current status still widespread, stable

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    Verbreitungskarte Zitronenflossen-Doktorfisch

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