The Desjardini Sailfin Tang (Zebrasoma desjardini) is a marine (saltwater) tropical fish. It is also known as the Indian Ocean Sailfin Tang.
The Desjardini Sailfin Tang is a flat-bodied rounded fish. It is dark to very light-grey with light small spots on its nose, and yellow small spots on its abdomen. It has several thick vertical yellow stripes on its body, with a white-spotted blue tail.
It grows to about 40 centimetres (16 inches) in length.
The Desjardini Sailfin Tang is native to the Indian Ocean. It prefers lagoons and reefs.
It eats algae and seaweed.
It is commonly seen in pairs or alone.
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