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Brown Tang

( Zebrasoma scopas )

Other names

Twotone Tang , Blue-lined Tang, Brushtail Tang, Sombre Surgeon-fish, Two-tone Surgeon

How to Catch
Fast Facts
  • CAUTION: Sharp caudal spines
  • Is a member of the family Acanthuridae (surgeonfishes, tangs, and unicornfishes)
  • Can grow to 40cm in length
  • Popular among aquarists
  • Found in Australia’s warmer waters from QLD to WA
  • Frequents coral reef environments
  • Occurs in small schools