Blue Tang

Paracanthurus Hepatus
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Quick Facts

Scientific name Paracanthurus Hepatus
Other names Wedgetail Blue Tang, Blue Surgeonfish, Dory, Flagtail Surgeonfish, Hepatus Tang, Indo-Pacific Blue Tang, Palette Surgeonfish, Palette Tang, Regal Blue Surgeonfish, Regal Blue Tang, Wedgetailed Blue Tang
Size Up to 31 cm (12.20 in)
Weight Up to .60 kg (1.32 lb)


Habitat & AU Distribution Coastal water in the strong currents of reef channels, edges & slopes
Depth Range
Blue Tang Distribution
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