Scientific Name
Zebrasoma scopas  
Zebrasoma scopas小高鰭刺尾鯛
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Cuvier, 1829) Depth 1 - 60M
Chinese 小高鰭刺尾鯛 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 刺尾鯛科 Economic Fish No 
Family F470 Acanthuridae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 小高鰭刺尾魚 
Max Length 20 cm  Aquarium Fish Yes  Common Name 三角倒吊 
Distribution in World India Ocean to Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan East、South、North East、ShaoLiuChew、LanI Is.、Greeb IS.、Tung Sa IS.、Nan Sa IS. 
Habitats Coral、Coastal、Lagoon  Holotype Locality Banda Neira, Banda Is., Indonesia 
Synonyms Acanthurus altivelis, Acanthurus ruppelii, Acanthurus scopas, Acanthurus suillus, Zebrasoma flavescens, Zebrasoma gemmatum, Zebrasoma scopes, Zebrasoma supraalba   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea(Randall et al.,1990)  Randall, J. E., G. R. Allen etc. 1990 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 
Specimen List ASIZP0055124. ASIZP0059753. NMMBP05513. NMMBP06471. NMMBP06472. NMMSTP00449. NTUM01278. NTUM01281. NTUM01283. NTUM01284. NTUM01285. NTUM01286. NTUM01287. NTUM01288. NTUM01289. NTUM04140.  
Common Name Yellow sailfin tang; Twotone tang; Brown sailfish surgeonfish; Brown sailfin surgeonfish; Brown saiffin tang; Brown sailing tang; Brown tang; Brushtail tang; Bluelined sailfin tang; Blue-lined tang 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal-fin rays IV-V, 23-25 ; anal-fin rays III, 19-21 ; pectoral-fin rays 14-16. Caudal fin truncate, rounded in juveniles; dark blown, often shading to yellowish brown anteriorly, with pale blue dots on head and anterior body that form longitudinal rows of fine dashes, becoming solid irregular lines by midbody; sheath of caudal spine bright white; fin dark browen except pectorals with clear membranes, small juveniles have yellowish bars and more prominent yellow specks than adults.
habitats A common coral-reef species at most localities where it occurs, Grazes on algae, usually in groups of 20 individuals. Its numerous, small pharyngeal teeth may have evolved in response to a shift in diet from macroalgae to filamentous algae. Form resident  
Distribution Indo-Pacific: East Africa to the Tuamotu Islands, north to southern Japan, south to Lord Howe and Rapa islands; throughout Micronesia. Also known in Mascarene, Austral, Rapa and Society Islands. Taiwan: South, Hsiaoliuchiu, Lanyu, Lyudao, East, North-East 
Utility Commercial aquarium species.