Scientific Name
Zebrasoma flavescens  
Zebrasoma flavescens黃高鰭刺尾鯛
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Bennett, 1828) Depth 2 - 46M
Chinese 黃高鰭刺尾鯛 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 刺尾鯛科 Economic Fish No 
Family F470 Acanthuridae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 黃高鰭刺尾魚 
Max Length 20 cm  Aquarium Fish Yes  Common Name 三角倒吊 
Distribution in World Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan South、LanI Is.、Greeb IS.、Tung Sa IS. 
Habitats Coral、Coastal、Lagoon  Holotype Locality Hawaiian Island 
Synonyms Acanthurus flavescens   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002)  Bennett, E. T. 1828 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Nakabo T. 2002 Nakabo T. 2002 
Specimen List NMMBP00483. NMMBP01683. NTUM01290. NTUM01291. NTUM01292. NTUM08505.  
Common Name Somber surgeonfish; Yellow sailfin tang; Yellow tang; Lemon sailfin 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal-fin rays IV-V, 23-26 ; anal-fin rays III, 19-22 ; pectoral-fin rays 14-16. A dense patch of bristle-like setae posteriorly on side of body, becoming more prominent with growtn; dorsal fin very elevated caudal fin truncate. Body bright yellow, sheath of caudal pedunelar spine white; a tilted horizontal band may showed denser yellow on side of body.
habitats An inshore coral-reef species that browses on filamentous algae from hard surfaces. 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. 
Distribution Pacific Ocean: Ryukyu, Mariana, Marshall, Marcus, Wake and Hawaiian islands. Taiwan: South, Lanyuy, Lyudao.  
Utility Commercial aquarium species.