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Yellow Tang (Zebrasoma flavescens)

Yellow Tang (Zebrasoma flavescens)

The Yellow Tang (Zebrasoma flavescens) known to tropical fish keeping enthusiasts as the Lemon Sailfin, Yellow Sailfin Tang, Citrus Tang, or Somber Surgeonfish, is found in the Pacific Ocean and the Western Central Atlantic off the coast of Florida.  Its range extends east of Japan to the Ryukyu, Mariana, Marshall, Marcus, Wake, and Hawaiian islands […]

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Doctorfish Tang (Acanthurus chirurgus)

Doctorfish Tang (Acanthurus chirurgus)

The Doctorfish Tang (Acanthurus chirurgus) more commonly known as Doctorfish Surgeonfish, or Doctorfish to tropical fish keeping enthusiasts, is found in the Western Atlantic Ocean from Massachusetts to Brazil, including Bermuda and the northern Gulf of Mexico. In the Eastern Atlantic, it ranges to the tropical west coast of Africa (Senegal), and has been more […]

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Convict Tang (Acanthurus triostegus)

Convict Tang (Acanthurus triostegus)

Convict Tang (Acanthurus triostegus) known to tropical fish keeping enthusiasts as the Convict Surgeonfish or Manini is widespread throughout the Indo-Pacific (except fror areas around the Arabian Peninsula), the Eastern Pacific in the lower Gulf of California down to Panama, (including the Revillagigedo Islands, Clipperton Island, Cocos Island, and the Galápagos Islands), Hawaii, the Mediterranean […]

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Blonde Naso Tang (Naso elegans)

Blonde Naso Tang (Naso elegans)

Blonde Naso Tang (Naso elegans) known to tropical fish keeping enthusiasts as the Orange Spine Unicornfish, Elegant Tang, or Blonde Lipstick Tang is found in the Indian Ocean and ranges from Red Sea south to Durban, South Africa; and east through the islands of the western Indian Ocean to southwestern Indonesia; including Bali. The Blonde […]

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Californian Sea Hare (Aplysia californica)

California Sea Hare (Aplysia californica)

The California Sea Hare (Aplysia californica) as the name implies, is found along the coast of California, USA and northwestern Mexico (including the Gulf of California). The California Sea Hare can usually be found in the intertidal photic zone, at depths of less than a foot, to around 65 feet where they graze on red […]

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Pen And Ink Nudibranch (Polycera atra)

Pen And Ink Nudibranch (Polycera atra)

The Pen And Ink Nudibranch (Polycera atra) known to tropical fish keeping enthusiasts as the Orange Spike Polycera or Sorcerer’s Nudibranch has been encountered from Cape Arago, Oregon, USA, to Bahía Estero de Coyote (on the Punta Eugenia peninsula, just south of Bahía Tortugas), Baja California Sur, Mexico. The Pen And Ink Nudibranch is usually […]

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California Aglaja (Navanax inermis)

California Aglaja (Navanax inermis)

The California Aglaja (Navanax inermis) is a large predatory sea slug known to tropical fish keeping enthusiasts in Mexico as Navanax, is found in the eastern Pacific Ocean from from Tomales Bay, California, in the north; to Laguna Manuela and to Jalisco in Mexico, in the south; including the Gulf of California. The California Aglaja […]

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Clown Tang (Acanthurus lineatus)

Clown Tang (Acanthurus lineatus)

The Clown Tang (Acanthurus lineatus) known to tropical fish keeping enthusiasts as the Clown Surgeonfish, Lined Surgeonfish, Striped Tang, Pyjama Tang, Striped Surgeonfish, Zebra Surgeonfish or Blue Banded Surgeonfish is native to the Indo-Pacific and ranges from East Africa (including the Mascarene Islands) to the Hawaiian, Marquesas and Tuamoto islands, north to Japan, and south […]

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Spider Conch (Lambis lambis)

Spider Conch (Lambis lambis)

The Spider Conch (Lambis lambis) is a large species of sea snail that is widespread in Indo-West Pacific Oceans. The Spider Conch is a true conch in the Strombidae family that is found in the shallow waters of reef flats, mangrove flats, and among coral rubble bottoms of their range.  Spider Conchs are commonly found […]

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Keyhole Angelfish (Centropyge tibicen)

Keyhole Angelfish (Centropyge tibicen)

Keyhole Angelfish (Centropyge tibicen) known to tropical fish keeping enthusiasts as Black Angelfish, Whitespot Angelfish, Tibicen Angelfish, Melas Angelfish, or Puller Angelfish are found throughout Indo-Pacific waters from the coast of Australia and Christmas Island in the east Indian Ocean to Fiji, east through the Indo-Australian Archipelago to Vanuatu and Tonga, as far north as […]

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Flagfin Angelfish (Apolemichthys trimaculatus)

Flagfin Angelfish (Apolemichthys trimaculatus)

The Flagfin Angelfish (Apolemichthys trimaculatus) known to tropical fish keeping enthusiasts as the Threespot Angelfish is widely distributed throughout Indo-West Pacific waters and ranges from East Africa south to the 28° parallel, east to Samoa, north to southern Japan, and south to the northern coasts and islands of Australia. Juvenile Flagfin Angelfish are very secretive […]

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Achilles Tang (Acanthurus achilles)

Achilles Tang (Acanthurus achilles)

The Achilles Tang (Acanthurus achilles) known to tropical fish keeping enthusiasts as Achilles Surgeonfish, Red Spot Surgeonfish, and Red Tail Surgeonfish, is found in the Western Pacific around the islands of Oceania, the Pitcairn Islands, the Hawaiian Islands, the reefs surrounding the Islands of Marcus, Mariana, and Wake; and in the Eastern Central Pacific, around […]

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Blue Tang (Paracanthurus hepatus)

Blue Tang (Paracanthurus hepatus)

Blue Tang (Paracanthurus hepatus) known to tropical fish keeping enthusiasts as the Regal Tang, Palette Surgeonfish, Pacific Blue Tang, Royal Blue Tang, Hippo Tang, Blue Hippo Tang, Flagtail Surgeonfish, Pacific Regal Blue Tang, Hepatus Tang, and Blue Surgeonsfish is native to tropical reefs across the Indo Pacific and is the only member of the genus […]

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Tomini Tang (Ctenochaetus Tominiensis)

Bristletooth Tomini Tang (Ctenochaetus Tominiensis)

The Bristletooth Tomini Tang (Ctenochaetus Tominiensis) known to tropical fish keeping enthuisiasts as the Tomini Surgeonfish and Flame Fin Tang is found in the Western Central Pacific and ranges from Indonesia, the Philippines, Papua New Guinea, northern Great Barrier Reef, Solomon Islands, Palau, Vanuatu, Fiji, and Tonga. Although Bristletooth Tomini Tangs are commonly found in […]

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Powder Blue Tang (Acanthurus leucosternon) school

Powder Blue Tang (Acanthurus leucosternon)

The Powder Blue Tang (Acanthurus leucosternon) known to tropical fish keeping enthusiasts as the Powder Blue Surgeonfish is found throughout the shallow clear coastal waters of the Indian Ocean and ranges from eastern Africa to the Andaman Sea, southwest Indonesia, and from Christmas Island, into the western Pacific Ocean to Bali, Indonesia. The Powder Blue […]

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Pair Bicolor Basslet (Lipogramma klayi)

Bicolor Basslet (Lipogramma klayi)

The Bicolor Basslet (Lipogramma klayi) is a deep water species that is found in the Western Central Atlantic and ranges from the Bahamas to the South Caribbean, and Central America to northern coast of South America. The Bicolor Basslet is a shy, reclusive, carnivore that lives in the deep crevices, caves, and rocky ledges along […]

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Yellow-Banded Basslet (Lipogramma Haberi)

Yellow-Banded Basslet (Lipogramma Haberi)

The Yellow-Banded Basslet (Lipogramma Haberi) is recently identified deep water species that is indigenous to the southern coast of Curaçao and probably Bonaire, and St Eustatius in the Caribbean. The Yellow-Banded Basslet has previously been believed to be the juvenile form of the Hourglass Basslet (Lipogramma levinsoni) which would extend its probable range throughout the […]

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Hourglass Basslet (Lipogramma levinsoni)

Hourglass Basslet (Lipogramma levinsoni)

The Hourglass Basslet (Lipogramma levinsoni) known to tropical fish keeping enthusiasts as the Banded Basslet, is a small deepwater species that is indigenous to Bonaire, Curaçao, and St Eustatius in the Caribbean and ranges throughout the Caribbean and West Atlantic to Dominica, San Salvador, Jamaica, and the Netherlands Antilles. The Hourglass Basslet is a small, […]

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Three Line Basslet (Lipogramma trilineatum)

Threeline Basslet (Lipogramma trilineatum)

  The Threeline Basslet (Lipogramma trilineatum) found in the western Atlantic Ocean from the waters off S.E. Florida, south through the Bahamas, into the Gulf of Mexice and the Caribbean Sea, and along the coasts of Central and South America from Quintana Roo, Mexico to Nicaragua, and the seas off Cartagena, Venezuela at Curacao and […]

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Golden Basslet (Liopropoma abberans)

Golden Basslet (Liopropoma abberans)

The Golden Basslet (Liopropoma abberans) known to tropical fish keeping enthusiasts as the Eye-Stripe Basslet is found in extremely deep waters from Curacao to North Carolina. Although the Golden Basslet occurs in the Gulf of Mexico to the South Caribbean, it lives at extreme depths making it just barely out of reach of Florida and […]

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