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Ctenochaetus strigosus

Ctenochaetus strigosus, Photo: Michael Lahanas

Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Osteichthyes
Classis: Actinopterygii
Subclassis: Neopterygii
Infraclassis: Teleostei
Superordo: Acanthopterygii
Ordo: Perciformes
Subordo: Acanthuroidei
Familia: Acanthuridae
Genera: Ctenochaetus
Species: Ctenochaetus strigosus

Ctenochaetus strigosus (*)


The Kole Tang or Spotted surgeonfish, Ctenochaetus strigosus, is a marine reef tang in the fish family Acanthuridae. Which is endemic to Oceana. It grows to 5.7 inches (14.6 cm) in the wild. Its a brown color with light blue to yellow horizontal stripes over its body which change into spots towards the face. It also has a vividly yellow area surrounding the eye, sometimes leading to it being known as the yellow eyed kole tang.

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