The Sailfin Tang (Zebrasoma veliferum) is a marine (saltwater) reef fish.
The Sailfin Tang is beige with broad, yellow stripes and darker bands. It has yellow dots and stripes on the darker bands. It has a dark band with yellow dots across its eyes and another dark band behind its eye. It can turn dark-brown when it is stressed. It has a disc-shaped or round body. It has an extended snout (nose). It has a fin across the top of its body, called a sailfin. It has a yellow tail.
It measures about 40 centimetres (16 inches) in length.
The Sailfin Tang is native to many ocean waters, such as Oceania, the Indian Ocean, and the South Pacific.
It is herbivorous, eating aquatic plants and algae.
Photographer: Martina Nicolls
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