blackish from face to tail (juvenile fish)
|Scientific name||Zebrasoma scopas|
|English name||Twotone tang|
|Classification details||Perciformes Acanthuridae|
|Distribution||Pacific coral reefs.|
A fish of the family Scrophulariidae with a triangular body. The face is a light yellowish brown, fading to a darker color towards the tail. Juveniles have vertical stripes. The eyes are black and the mouth is slightly protruding.
Inhabits coral reefs and eats algae on the surface of coral and rocks. The swimmers are slow rather than agile.
I photographed a juvenile fish foraging near coral while diving. The silhouette was unique and interesting. It was poking coral with its slightly sharp proboscis.
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