WoRMS taxon details

Zebrasoma flavescens (Bennett, 1828)

219683  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:219683)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Not documented
Description Inhabits coral rich areas of lagoon and seaward reefs from below the surge zone to at least 46 m. Occurs singly or in loose...  
Description Inhabits coral rich areas of lagoon and seaward reefs from below the surge zone to at least 46 m. Occurs singly or in loose groups and browses on filamentous algae. A popular aquarium fish and the top marine fish export from Hawaii. Group spawning and pair-spawning by territorial males that court passing females were observed. [details]
Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2018). FishBase. Zebrasoma flavescens (Bennett, 1828). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=219683 on 2018-06-24
Date
action
by
1997-06-27 14:12:14Z
created
2008-01-15 17:27:08Z
changed

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basis of record Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2018). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. , available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   

additional source Liu J.Y. [Ruiyu] (ed.). (2008). Checklist of marine biota of China seas. China Science Press. 1267 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

basis of record  (ofAcanthurus flavescens Bennett, 1828) Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2018). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. , available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   

context source (HKRMS) Hong Kong marine fish database. AFCD. , available online at http://www.hk-fish.net/eng/database/index.htm [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

From regional or thematic species database
Alien species It is a northern hemisphere Pacific species distributed from Hawaii (where it is abundant) to the Ryukyu Islands, including the Marshall Islands, Wake, Minami Tori Shima (Marcus Island), Mariana Islands, and Ogasawara Islands (Randall, 2001). [details]

Introduced species vector dispersal This is a likely aquarium release [details]

From other sources
Description Inhabits coral rich areas of lagoon and seaward reefs from below the surge zone to at least 46 m. Occurs singly or in loose groups and browses on filamentous algae. A popular aquarium fish and the top marine fish export from Hawaii. Group spawning and pair-spawning by territorial males that court passing females were observed. [details]
 

LanguageName 
English yellow tang  [details]
Japanese キイロハギ  [details]