Ringed Tang

Zebrasoma desjardinii

The Ringed Tang, or Desjardin's Sailfin Tang, or Red Sea Sailfin Tang is found in the Red Sea and the western Indian Ocean. It swims at depths of 2 to 30 meters, and is mainly found grazing on algae. Juvenile Ringed Tangs, which can be confused with the juveniles of Z. veliferum, are found singly between rocks and corals in areas with strong currents while adults usually are found in pairs.

This picture was taken in the Pittsburgh zoo, in August 2002.

Genus Zebrasoma
Family Acanthuridae
Suborder Acanthuroidei
Order Perciformes
Subclass Actinopterygii
Class Osteichthyes
Subphylum Vertebrata
Phylum Chordata
Kingdom Animalia
Life on Earth