Yellowfin Tang Acanthurus xanthopterus

Yellowfin Tang
Yellowfin Tang
The Yellowfin Surgeonfish, also Yellowfin Tang, is native to reefs of the Indian and Pacific Oceans.
Yellowfin Tang
Yellowfin Tang
Yellowfin Tang
A large surgeonfish, they can grow to 60-70 cm long. The body of the adult is bluish grey. There is a yellow eyemask as well as strong yellow on its pectoral fins. Juveniles live in reef shallows, look different to the adults being patterned light and dark blue and used to be classed as separate species.