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Powder Blue Tang
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Powder Blue Tang

Kingdom:

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class:

Actinopterygii

Order:

Perciformes

Family:

Acanthuridae

Genus:

Acanthurus

Species:

A. leucosternon

Binomial name:

Acanthurus leucosternon

Acanthurus leucosternon is a tropical fish with the common names powder blue tang and powderblue surgeonfish.

AppearanceEdit

The powder blue tang is light blue with yellow and white highlighted fins. Its face is a uniform black with a white outline. The fish does not undergo color changes as it matures, as some tangs, surgeonfish and unicornfish do. The species can grow to a maximum length of 25 cm.

DietEdit

The powder blue tang, like most fish in the Acanthuridae family, is omnivorous, eating mostly benthic algae.

Powder Blue Tang

A powder blue tang

RangeEdit

Acanthurus leucosternon's natural distribution is in the Indian Ocean in clear reef settings, from Indonesia andChristmas Island westward to eastern Africa to the Andaman Sea.


The above information was borrowed from Wikipedia. Click here to go to Wikipedia's Powder Blue Tang page.

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