Spotted Surgeonfish

The Spotted Surgeonfish (Ctenochaetus strigosus) is a tropical marine (saltwater) fish. It is also known as the Kole Tang, the Yellow-Eyed Tang, or the Goldring Surgeonfish.

The Spotted Surgeonfish is brownish with light-blue to yellow horizontal stripes on its body. It has spots on its face. It has a vivid yellow area around its eye.

Spotted Surgeonfish

Spotted Surgeonfish

 

It measures about 14 centimetres (5.5 inches) in length.

The Spotted Surgeonfish is native to the oceans of Hawaii. It prefers shallow reefs.

It is a herbivore, eating algae.

 

 

Photographer: Martina Nicolls

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