Sailfin Tang Zebrasoma veliferum

Sailfin Tang
Sailfin Tang
The Sailfin Tang is native to reefs of the Pacific, from Japan to Hawaii and the Great Barrier Reef. The adult, above left, is darker than the juvenile, above right, with fewer spots on the belly.
Sailfin Tang
Sailfin Tang
Sailfin Tang
Their bolder stripes are wider-spaced than those of the Red Sea or Indian Ocean Sailfin and the tail is plain golden rather than spotted.
Sailfin Tang
Sailfin Tang
Sailfin Tang
A large tang, they can grow to some 40 cm long. The name Sailfin relates to their ability to expand their dorsal and ventral fins like a large sail around their body.
Sailfin Tang
Sailfin Tang
Sailfin Tang
They spend the day grazing on algae.