Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Acanthuridae  
 Genus Zebrasoma  
  Zebrasoma scopas  (Cuvier, 1829) 
Provider: Chen, Jeng-Ping 
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Synonyms:Acanthurus altivelisAcanthurus ruppeliiAcanthurus scopasAcanthurus suillusZebrasoma gemmatumZebrasoma scopesZebrasoma supraalba  details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea(Randall et al.,1990)
Character: Dorsal-fin rays IV-V, 23-25 ; anal-fin rays III, 19-21 ; pectoral-fin rays 14-16. Caudal fin truncate, rounded in juveniles; dark blown, often shading to yellowish brown anteriorly, with pale blue dots on head and anterior body that form longitudinal rows of fine dashes, becoming solid irregular lines by midbody; sheath of caudal spine bright white; fin dark browen except pectorals with clear membranes, small juveniles have yellowish bars and more prominent yellow specks than adults. 
Habitat: A common coral-reef species at most localities where it occurs, Grazes on algae, usually in groups of 20 individuals. Its numerous, small pharyngeal teeth may have evolved in response to a shift in diet from macroalgae to filamentous algae. Form resident  
Distribution: Indo-Pacific: East Africa to the Tuamotu Islands, north to southern Japan, south to Lord Howe and Rapa islands; throughout Micronesia. Also known in Mascarene, Austral, Rapa and Society Islands. Taiwan: South, Hsiaoliuchiu, Lanyu, Lyudao, East, North-East 
Utility: Commercial aquarium species. 
Name Code: 381295
  IUCN Red List:LC      Marine     
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