About Clown Tang in AbyssRium: Tap Tap Fish

clown tang

Scientific Name: Acanthurus lineatus

Classification: Tang

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Clown Tang is a hidden species of Tang in AbyssRium: Tap Tap Fish.


The Clown Tang is also known as The Clown surgeonfish, zebra surgeonfish, blue banded surgeonfish, striped surgeonfish and blue-lined surgeonfish. The scientific name of the fish is Acanthurus lineatus and belongs to the Surgeonfish Family (family Acanthuridae). Its size when fully grown is approximately 38 centimeters.

The body of Clown Tang is largely covered with yellow and black-edged blue stripes while its head has yellow stripes. Its belly is grayish. The pectoral fins of this fish have rays that are darkened and pelvic fins that are yellow-brown with some margins of black. The fish is mainly used both for commercial purposes and ornamental value.

The fish feeds mainly on algae and mostly grazes during the day. The fish mostly occurs in the west of Pacific Ocean, Indian Ocean, Japan, Hawaii and the Great Barrier Reef. It is aggressive and cannot get along with members of the same species; this makes it require a large room to maneuver. It is also territorial which means the male defends the territory.

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