Yellow Tang

Yellow Tang

Yellow Tang
Zebrasoma flavescens


CLASS
Actinopterygii
ORDER
Perciformes
FAMILY
Acanthuridae

Range

Pacific Ocean (Ryukyu, Mariana, Marshall, Marcus, and Wake Islands all the way to the Hawaiian Islands)


Habitat

Coral reefs from surface to a depth of ca. 46 m.


Diet

Filamentous algae

Length

15 - 18 cm

IUCN Status

Least Concern

Facts

  • It has a sharp spine on each side of the body close to the base of the tail.
  • The yellow tang lives singly or in loose groups.

 

Conservation

Least Concern

Open Daily 9 am - 5 pm

Closed only Thanksgiving, Christmas, & New Year's Day

Address

Alexandria Zoo
3016 Masonic Drive
Alexandria, LA 71301
P: (318) 441-6810

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