Zebrasoma flavescens

Zebrasoma flavescens (en) Yellow Sailfin Tang, Lemon Surgeonfish, Yellow Surgeonfish, (de) Zitronenflossen Doktorfisch, Hawaii Doktor, (nl) Gele Zeilvindokter, (fr) Chirurgien Jaune
ClassificationAnimalia > Chordata > Actinopterygii > Perciformes > Acanthuridae > Zebrasoma
SpeciesZebrasoma flavescens
Common names(en) Yellow Sailfin Tang, Lemon Surgeonfish, Yellow Surgeonfish, (de) Zitronenflossen Doktorfisch, Hawaii Doktor, (nl) Gele Zeilvindokter, (fr) Chirurgien Jaune
Close relativesZ. veliferum and Z. xanthurum
Distant relativesAcanthurus achilles, Acanthurus dussumieri, Acanthurus japonicus, Acanthurus leucosternon, Acanthurus sohal, Naso brevirostris and Paracanthurus hepatus
SizeMaximum 20 cm / 8 inch
HabitatReef-associated. Occurs singly or in loose groups.
CommentsThe zebrasoma flavescens in captivity is quite susceptible to marine itch (Cryptocaryon irritans) and should therefore be quarantined en adequately treated before being introduced in a display tank.
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