Red Sea Sailfin Tang

The Red Sea Sailfin Tang is a type of surgeonfish that lives in reefs and lagoons of the Indian Ocean. When the fish's large fins are fully extended, the body appears circular. Red Sea Sailfin Tang are elaborately colored, with patterns of stripes and dots covering the head, fins, body and tail. They feed on algae.

Details & Statistics

Added to Scubadorable
Jul 16, 2009
Scientific Name
Zebrasoma desjardinii
Also known as
Desjardin's Sailfin Tang, Indian Sail-in Surgeonfish
Red Sea, Arabian Sea, Andaman Sea, Indian Ocean
12 to 16 inches

International Names

German (Deutsch)
Indischer Segelflossendoktor
Finnish (Suomi)

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