Brown Tang (species: Zebrasoma scopas) in ALA: LIRS and surrounds using records to Oct. 2021 (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Zebrasoma scopas
Brown Tang


©Andy Lewis: Zebrasoma scopas at Lizard Island.

©Anne Hoggett: Zebrasoma scopas at North Direction Island near Lizard Island, showing distinctive white tail spine.

©Andy Lewis: Juvenile Zebrasoma scopas at Lizard Island.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Perciformes
Family Acanthuridae
Genus Zebrasoma
Species Zebrasoma scopas

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Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.

Size

  • Size data has not been obtained.

Depth range

  • Depth range data is not yet available.

Synonyms

Distribution


©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Web resources

References

References that assist with identification

  • Allen, G., R. Steene, P. Humann and N. Deloach (2003). Reef fish identification: Tropical Pacific New World Publications Inc., Jacksonville, FL, USA.

Other references

  • Bellwood, D.R. (1988). Ontogenetic changes in the diet of early post-settlement Scarus species (Pisces: Scaridae), Journal of Fish Biology, 33: 213-219. LIRS catalog number 396.
  • Brandl, S.J. and D.R. Bellwood (2013). Morphology, sociality, and ecology: can morphology predict pairing behavior in coral reef fishes? Coral Reefs, 32: 835-836. LIRS catalog number 1718.
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