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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

geographic range

Verbreitungskarte Zitronenflossen-Doktorfisch


N. Karam, Dällikon
L. Perotto, Zürich
D. Baumgartner, Aathal-Seegräben + S. Tüscher, Oberhasli
Familie F. + S. Gambone, Cham
Ch. Ehrat, Merishausen