Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Acanthuridae  
 Genus Zebrasoma  
  Zebrasoma velifer  (Bloch, 1795) 
Provider: Chen, Jeng-Ping 
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Synonyms:Acanthurus desjardiniiAcanthurus veliferZebrasoma desjardiniZebrasoma desjardiniiZebrasoma veliferum  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, 29-33 ; anal-fin rays III, 23-26 ; pectoral-fin rays 15-17. Caudal fin truncate; body and head posterior to eye dark gray-browen with vertical yellow lines and six narrow pale bars, the yellow line within pale bar light gray with numerous, close-set, small, white spots; dorsal and anal fins dark brown, the soft portions with pale blue green lines paralleling curved outer border of fins; caudal fin yellow with a white bar at base, a thin blue posterior margin and black submarginal line. Small juveniles with alternating yellow and black bars. 
Habitat: Occurs in lagoon and seaward reefs from the lower surge zone to a depth of at least 30 m. Solitary juveniles found among rocks or coral of shallow protected, sometimes turbid reefs. Usually encountered as solitary individuals, but occasionally in pairs on 
Distribution: Indo-Pacific: Indonesia to the the Hawaiian and Tuamotu islands, north to southern Japan, south to the southern Great Barrier Reef, New Caledonia, and Rapa Island Taiwan: South,Hsiaoliuchiu, Lanyu, Lyudao, North, East, North-East.  
Utility: Commercial aquarium species. 
Name Code: 381296
  IUCN Red List:LC      Marine     
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