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Yellow Tang

Zebrasoma flavescens

Description:

This is a captive fish. The yellow tang is a saltwater fish species. Adult fish can grow to 20 centimetres (7.9 in) in length, and 1–2 centimetres (0.39–0.79 in) in thickness. Adult males tend to be larger than females. Yellow tang are bright yellow in color. At night, the yellow coloring fades slightly and a prominent brownish patch develops in the middle with a horizontal white band. They rapidly resume their bright yellow color with daylight.

Habitat:

Captive specimen photographed at Riverbanks Zoo in Columbia, SC.

Notes:

It is one of the most popular aquarium fish.

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KenCheeks
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KenCheeks

South Carolina, USA

Spotted on May 22, 2009
Submitted on Feb 17, 2013

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