Blue Tang

Blue Tang is a surgeonfish that is easily recognized by its blue body with black markings. The species has a blade on both sides of the caudal peduncle and venomous fin spines. They occur in clear, current-swept terraces of seaward reefs and can often be seen in loose aggregations one or two meters above the bottom. The most famous Blue Tang fish is Dory from Finding Nemo.

Details & Statistics

Added to Scubadorable
Dec 22, 2006
Scientific Name
Paracanthurus hepatus
Also known as
Palette surgeonfish, Regal Tang, Hippo Tang, Indo-Pacific Tang, Flagtail Surgeonfish, Blue Surgeonfish
Range
West Pacific, Indian Ocean, East China Sea, South China Sea, Oceania, Coral Sea (GBR)
Length
12 inches
Depth
7 to 131 feet

International Names

German (Deutsch)
Paletten-Doktorfisch
Danish (Dansk)
Paletkirurgfisk
Finnish (Suomi)
Palettivälskäri
French (Français)
Chirurgien Bleu
Japanese (日本語)
Nanyôhagi
Dutch (Nederlands)
Picasso Doktersvis
Polish (Polski)
Pokolec Królewski
Portuguese (Português)
Cirurgião-Patela
Brazilian Portuguese (Português brasileiro)
Cirurgião-Patela
Swedish (Svenska)
Palettkirurgfisk

Cute Blue Tang Gifts

Cute Blue Tang T-Shirt – This is our totally cute Scubadorable version of a Blue Tang, also known as the Regal Tang or Flagtail Surgeonfish. This will make a great gift for scuba divers and snorkelers. View on Zazzle
Cute Blue Tang T-Shirt – This is our totally cute Scubadorable version of a Blue Tang, also known as the Regal Tang or Flagtail Surgeonfish. This will make a great gift for scuba divers and snorkelers. View on Zazzle
Cute Blue Tang Frosted Glass Coffee Mug – This is our totally cute Scubadorable version of a Blue Tang, also known as the Regal Tang or Flagtail Surgeonfish. This will make a great gift for scuba divers and snorkelers. View on Zazzle
Cute Cartoon Blue Tang Dive Flag Keychain – This design shows our cute Scubadorable Blue Tang in front of a dive flag. This will make a great gift for scuba divers. View on Zazzle
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Cute Blue Tang Postcard – This is our totally cute Scubadorable version of a Blue Tang, also known as the Regal Tang or Flagtail Surgeonfish. This will make a great gift for scuba divers and snorkelers. View on Zazzle
Cute Cartoon Blue Tang Dive Flag Magnet – This design shows our cute Scubadorable Blue Tang in front of a dive flag. This will make a great gift for scuba divers. View on Zazzle
Cute Blue Tang Keychain – This is our totally cute Scubadorable version of a Blue Tang, also known as the Regal Tang or Flagtail Surgeonfish. This will make a great gift for scuba divers and snorkelers. View on Zazzle
Cute Cartoon Blue Tang Dive Flag Frosted Glass Coffee Mug – This design shows our cute Scubadorable Blue Tang in front of a dive flag. This will make a great gift for scuba divers. View on Zazzle
Cute Blue Tang Two-Tone Coffee Mug – This is our totally cute Scubadorable version of a Blue Tang, also known as the Regal Tang or Flagtail Surgeonfish. This will make a great gift for scuba divers and snorkelers. View on Zazzle
Cute Cartoon Blue Tang Dive Flag Two-Tone Coffee Mug – This design shows our cute Scubadorable Blue Tang in front of a dive flag. This will make a great gift for scuba divers. View on Zazzle
Cute Cartoon Blue Tang Dive Flag T-Shirt – This design shows our cute Scubadorable Blue Tang in front of a dive flag. This will make a great gift for scuba divers. View on Zazzle
Cute Blue Tang Tie – This is our totally cute Scubadorable version of a Blue Tang, also known as the Regal Tang or Flagtail Surgeonfish. This will make a great gift for scuba divers and snorkelers. View on Zazzle
Cute Blue Tang Postcard – This is our totally cute Scubadorable version of a Blue Tang, also known as the Regal Tang or Flagtail Surgeonfish. This will make a great gift for scuba divers and snorkelers. View on Zazzle
Cute Blue Tang Classic Round Sticker – This is our totally cute Scubadorable version of a Blue Tang, also known as the Regal Tang or Flagtail Surgeonfish. This will make a great gift for scuba divers and snorkelers. View on Zazzle
Cute Blue Tang Tote Bag – This is our totally cute Scubadorable version of a Blue Tang, also known as the Regal Tang or Flagtail Surgeonfish. This will make a great gift for scuba divers and snorkelers. View on Zazzle