Ctenochaetus strigosus


Ctenochaetus strigosus
Kole Tang
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Acanthuridae
Genus: Ctenochaetus
Species: C. strigosus
Binomial name
Ctenochaetuc strigosus
Bennett, 1828

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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