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Convict Tang

Acanthurus triostegus


About 5 inches (13 cm) long. It is whitish-yellow with zebra-like black stripes on its sides.


Acanthurus triostegus is widely distributed throughout the Indo-Pacific, including Yemen, but it is not found elsewhere in the Arabian Peninsula. In the eastern Pacific it occurs from the lower Gulf of California, El Salvador to Ecuador and all the oceanic islands.

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Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

Spotted on Aug 30, 2013
Submitted on Mar 8, 2014

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