Zebrasoma velifer, Adult, Bali, Indonesia, Photo: Ian Shaw
Zebrasoma velifer, Juvenile, NSW, Australia, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Zebrasoma velifer, Bali, Indonesia, Photo: Ian Shaw
Very long dorsal and anal fins give a disk shape to the fish when flared. Black, yellow and white bars and longer fins distinguish it from Z. scopas(brown tang).
Max Size: 40 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 22.3-30.7°C
Depth: 1-45 m
Habitat: Coral Reef, Rocky Reef
Habitat Generalisation Index: 23.6
Also referred to as the SGI (Species generalisation index), this describes the habitat niche breadth of the species.
Species with values less than 15 are found in a relatively narrow range of reef habitat types (specialists), while those over 25 may be found on most
hard substrates within their range (generalists). Learn more here
IUCN Threat Status: Least Concern
Occurrence: Common (36% of sites)
Occurrence describes how often the species is found on surveys within its distribution.
It is calculated as the % of reef sites surveyed by RLS divers across all the ecoregions in which the species has been observed
Abundance: Few (3 per transect)
Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.
Edit by: RD Stuart-Smith, GJ Edgar, AJ Green, IV Shaw. 2015. Tropical Marine Fishes of Australia. Reed New Holland