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Purple Tang



Purple Tang

The purple tang (Zebrasoma xanthurum) is a marine surgeonfish classified under the family Acanthuridae. Native to the Indo-Pacific region, this species is characterized by its sleek, disc-shaped body and vibrant purple coloration. The purple tang is distinguished by its scalpel-like caudal spine, a feature typical of surgeonfish. Inhabiting coral reefs, it plays a role in controlling algae growth. Highly valued in the aquarium trade, the purple tang is sought after for its striking appearance and adaptability in captive environments.

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