Acanthurus achilles


Achilles Tang (Acanthurus achilles)

Also known as the Achilles surgeonfish, the Achilles tang is a species of tang (Acanthuridae) that is native to the Western Pacific ranging from Oceania to the Hawaiian and Pitcairn Islands. Achilles tang typically inhabit reefs in groups and are herbivores, feeding mostly on benthic algae and small invertebrates.


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Images: Sylvain Burguad and Hectonichus