Fish ID: Blue Tang

Surgeonfish blue tang ci fci
Family Surgeonfish (ACANTHURIDAE)
species Paracanthurus hepatus
size Up to 25cm
locality Outer reefs in current
behaviour Usually solitary
range Tropical Indian and Pacific Oceans

Unmistakably Dory – small, but surgeonfish shaped ie, with narrow dorsal all the way along the back and matching fin along the belly. Electric blue, with a black pattern starting from the eye. Yellow tail with black margin.