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Updated 8/10/2013

Family Acanthuridae

HAWAII

Zebrasoma flavescens

Yellow Tang, Puako, Hawaii, 30 feet, 90mm

Puako, Hawaii, 30 feet

Kahe Point, Oahu, 35 feet

 

Yellow Tang school, Hanauma Bay, 30 feet, 24mm lens

Kealakekua Bay, Hawaii, 4 feet

 

Kealakekua Bay, Hawaii, 15 feet

Yellow Tang, juvenile, Hanauma Bay, 35 feet, 90mm lens + 2x tele

Puako, Hawaii, 30 feet

 

Kewalo, Oahu, 60 feet

 

Kealakekua Bay, Hawaii, 4 feet

 

cropped

Puako, Hawaii, 20 feet

 

Kealakekua Bay, Hawaii, 4 feet

Post-larval Yellow Tang, Sharkfin, Lana'i, 60 feet

Post-larval, Sharkfin, Lana'i, 75 feet

 

Yellow Tang, night coloration, Sharkfin, Lanai, 45 feet

Night, Kona Village, Hawaii, 10 feet

 

Honaunau, Hawaii, 6 feet

 

Puako, Hawaii, 30 feet

 

Puako, Hawaii, 30 feet

 

100 foot Hole, Waikiki, Oahu, 75 feet

 

Kewalo Pipe, Oahu, 50 feet

YO-257 Wreck, Waikiki, Oahu, 75 feet

 

Sea Cave, Oahu, 50 feet

Juvenile, Haleiwa Trench, Oahu, 30 feet

 

Puako, Hawaii, 40 feet

 

YELLOW TANG        lau'īpala

Common on coral reefs at any depth where it feeds upon filamentous algae.  Large feeding aggregations may be observed in marine reserves along the leeward coast of Hawaii.  Juveniles have tall fins and faint vertical bars.  An important species in the aquarium trade.  Attains 8 inches.  The all-black species Zebrasoma rostratum has been reported from Hanauma Bay and Kaneohe Bay.  Hawaii to Micronesia and Okinawa.