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Acanthurus vittatus

(Yellowtail sailfin tang)

Common Names

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Common Names in Danish:

Kejserkirurgfisk

Common Names in English:

Dusky sailfin tang, Purple tang, Red Sea sailfin, Yellow tang, Yellowtail sailfin tang, Yellowtail surgeonfish, Yellowtail tang

Common Names in French:

Acanthure à queue jaune

Common Names in Mandarin Chinese:

紫高鰭刺尾魚, 紫高鳍刺尾鱼

Common Names in Sinhalese:

Raja orava

Common Names in Swedish:

Gulstjärtad Kirurgfisk

Taxonomy

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Synonyms

Zebrasoma xanthurumZebrasoma xanthurum (Blyth, 1852)

Similar Species

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Members of the genus Acanthurus

ZipcodeZoo has pages for 62 species and subspecies in this genus:

A. achilles (Red-Spotted Surgeonfish) · A. albipectoralis (Whitefin Surgeonfish) · A. auranticavus (Orange-Socket Surgeonfish) · A. bahianus (Ocean Surgeonfish) · A. bariene (Bariene Surgeonfish) · A. blochi (Ringtail Surgeonfish) · A. blochii (Blue-Banded Pualu) · A. caeruleus (Blue Tang Surgeonfish) · A. celebicus (Celebis's Surgeonfish) · A. chirurgus (Black Doctorfish) · A. chronixis (Chronixis Surgeonfish) · A. chrysosoma (Blue Tang Surgeonfish) · A. coeruleus (Blue Tang Surgeonfish) · A. crestonis (Barbero Negro) · A. dussumieri (Dussumier's Surgeonfish) · A. nigroris (Elongate Surgeon) · A. flavescens (Yellow Sailfin Tang) · A. fowleri (Fowler´s Surgeonfish) · A. fowleriinde (Fowler's Surgeon) · A. nigrofuscus (Ringtailed Surgeonfish) · A. fuscus (Black-Barred Surgeonfish) · A. gahhm (Black Surgeonfish) · A. gahm nigricauda (Black-Barred Surgeonfish) · A. gemmatus (Gem Surgeonfish) · A. glaucopareius (Whitefaced Surgeonfish) · A. grammoptilus (Finelined Surgeonfish) · A. guttatus (White-Spotted Surgeonfish) · A. japonicus (Japan Surgeonfish) · A. pyroferus (Powder-Blue Surgeonfish) · A. leucocheilus (Pale-Lipped Surgeonfish) · A. leucopareius (Whitethroated Surgeonfish) · A. leucosternon (Blue Surgeonfish) · A. lineatus (Blue-Lined Squirrelfish) · A. lituratus (Striped-Faced Unicornfish) · A. maculiceps (Yellow-Freckled Surgeon Fish) · A. mata (Bleeker's Surgeonfish) · A. monroviae (Monrovia Doctorfish) · A. nigricans (Black Surgeonfish) · A. nigricauda (Black-Barred Surgeonfish) · A. nigrofuscus (Spot-Cheeked Surgeonfish) · A. nigroris (Bluelined Surgeonfish) · A. nubilus (Bluelined Surgeonfish) · A. olivaceus (Gendarme Fish) · A. polyzona (Black-Barred Surgeonfish) · A. pyroferus (Chocolate Surgeonfish) · A. randalli (Gulf Surgeonfish) · A. rostratus (Longnose Surgeonfish) · A. scopas (Brown Sailfish Surgeonfish) · A. sohal (Red Sea Clown Surgeon) · A. striatus (Bristle-Toothed Surgeonfish) · A. strigosus (Slender-Toothed Surgeonfish) · A. tennenti (Lieutenant Surgeonfish) · A. tennentii (Double-Whip Butterfly-Bream) · A. thompsoni (Thompson´s Surgeonfish) · A. tractus (Fiveband Surgeonfish) · A. triostegus (Fiveband Surgeonfish) · A. triostegus triostegus (Fiveband Surgeonfish) · A. tristis (Blackcheek Surgeonfish) · A. velifer (Pacific Sail-Fin Surgeonfish) · A. vittatus (Yellowtail Sailfin Tang) · A. xanthopterus (Ring-Tailed Surgeonfish) · A. zebra (Eel Loach)

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Further Reading

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Notes

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Last Revised: 2013-10-28