Convict Tang Acanthurus triostegus

Convict Tang
Convict Tang
Convict Tang
The Convict Tang or Surgeonfish is native to tropical reefs of the Indo-Pacific region with a wide distribution from East Africa via Japan/Australasia to the American coast.
Convict Tang
Convict Tang
Convict Tang
Its "convict" name is in reference to its black-striped white pattern. It is sometimes called the Black-barred Surgeonfish. It can reach 27cm long.
Convict Tang
Convict Tang
Convict Tang
A schooling fish, there are a number of variations in colour (extent of any yellow) and pattern (shape and continuity of stripes, especially around pectoral and caudal fins) over its vast range.