Taxon profile


Blue-lined Tang
Zebrasoma scopas (Cuvier, 1829)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Actinopterygii - ray-finned fishes »  order Perciformes - perch-likes »  family Acanthuridae - surgeonfishes and unicornfishes »  genus Zebrasoma

Scientific synonyms

Acanthurus altivelis Valenciennes, 1835
Acanthurus ruppelii Bennett, 1836
Acanthurus scopas Cuvier, 1829
Acanthurus suillus Cuvier, 1829
Zebrasoma supraalba Fowler, 1946

Other names

= Bluelined Sailfin Tang
= Brown Saiffin Tang
= Brown Sailfish Surgeonfish
= Brown Sailing Tang
= Brown Tang
= Brushtail Tang
= Twotone Tang


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Similar species

Zebrasoma flavescens (Bennett, 1828) - Lemon Sailfin

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