Scientific Name
Zebrasoma velifer
Zebrasoma velifer橫帶高鰭刺尾鯛
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Bloch, 1795) Depth 0 - 30M
Chinese 橫帶高鰭刺尾鯛 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 刺尾鯛科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F470 Acanthuridae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 橫帶高鰭刺尾魚 
Max Length 40 cm  Aquarium Fish Yes  Common Name 粗皮魚、高鰭刺尾鯛、老娘(澎湖) 
Distribution in World India Ocean to Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan East、South、North、North East、PonFu、ShaoLiuChew、LanI Is.、Greeb IS.、Tung Sa IS.、Nan Sa IS. 
Habitats Coral、Coastal、Lagoon、Coral&Sand  Holotype Locality East Indias 
Synonyms Acanthurus velifer, Zebrasoma desjardini, Zebrasoma desjardinii, Zebrasoma veliferum   
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 ASIZP0055392. ASIZP0057664. ASIZP0060536. ASIZP0063489. ASIZP0066483. ASIZP0066539. ASIZP0070718. ASIZP0070795. ASIZP0074563. ASIZP0801439. ASIZP0801440. ASIZP0911439. ASIZP0911440. ASIZP0916944.  
Common Name Sail fish tang; Ringed tang; Purple-lined tang; Sailfin tang; Pasific sailfin tang; Sailfin surgeonfish; Desjardin's sailfin tang; Eastern sailfin tang 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal-fin rays IV, 29-33 ; anal-fin rays III, 23-26 ; pectoral-fin rays 15-17. Caudal fin truncate; body and head posterior to eye dark gray-browen with vertical yellow lines and six narrow pale bars, the yellow line within pale bar light gray with numerous, close-set, small, white spots; dorsal and anal fins dark brown, the soft portions with pale blue green lines paralleling curved outer border of fins; caudal fin yellow with a white bar at base, a thin blue posterior margin and black submarginal line. Small juveniles with alternating yellow and black bars.
habitats Occurs in lagoon and seaward reefs from the lower surge zone to a depth of at least 30 m. Solitary juveniles found among rocks or coral of shallow protected, sometimes turbid reefs. Usually encountered as solitary individuals, but occasionally in pairs on 
Distribution Indo-Pacific: Indonesia to the the Hawaiian and Tuamotu islands, north to southern Japan, south to the southern Great Barrier Reef, New Caledonia, and Rapa Island Taiwan: South,Hsiaoliuchiu, Lanyu, Lyudao, North, East, North-East.  
Utility Commercial aquarium species.