Gallery description : tang

The life span is 8 - 12 years. Tang usually inhabits shallow tropical coral reefs. It has a scales skin type. The preferred food type is omnivore. Tang (acanthuridae) is 15cm - 40cm (6in - 16in).

Facts about tangs
NameTang
Scientific NameAcanthuridae
GenusZebrasoma
Common NameTang
DietOmnivore
ColourBlack, yellow, red, blue, silver
ClassActinopterygii
Average Clutch Size40,000
HabitatShallow tropical coral reefs
OrderPerciformes
Skin TypeScales
Main PreyAlgae, fish, plankton
KingdomAnimalia
PredatorsFish, eels, crustaceans
Optimum pH Level8.0 - 8.5
FamilyAcanthuridae
Water TypeSalt
OriginIndian, pacific oceans
Size (L)15cm - 40cm (6in - 16in)
PhylumChordata
Conservation StatusThreatened
Distinctive FeaturesPointed snout and razor-sharp scalpel at the base of their tail
Life Span8 - 12 years
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Description Tang. Ao Tang
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