Blue Tang

Where in the world?

Indo-Pacific reefs.


Animal Facts:

Blue Tangs are easily recognized by their royal blue body, yellow tail, and black “palette” design. They average a length of 12 inches.

While Blue Tangs can be found throughout the Indo-Pacific, they are considered to not be common in any location.

They are commonly known by many names including: Regal Tang, Palette Surgeonfish, Royal Blue Tang, Hippo Tang, Flagtail Surgeonfish, Pacific Regal Blue Tang, and Blue Surgeonfish.

Did you know?

Blue Tangs are the only member of their genus, Paracanthurus.



Posted on

July 31, 2019