Tangs
Tangs
Oceans
ABout Tangs

TANGS ARE ALSO KNOWN AS SURGEON FISH BECAUSE OF THEIR DISTINCTIVE SPINES NEAR THE BASE OF THEIR TAIL.

These spines, also called scalpels, are often highlighted by bright coloring and used to communicate with their fellow tangs.

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FACTS & STATISTICS
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average size
7- 30 inches
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native region
Coral reefs in tropical waters around the globe
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eating habits
Feed on zooplankton and plants
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Conservation status
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WHERE ARE THEY AT THE ZOO?
The Tangs are located in the Oceans Exhibit.
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