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Surgeonfishes and Tangs

Blue Tang

Acanthurus coeruleus

       
(1,2,5,8: Newman's Wall, Roatan / 3: Mary's Place, Roatan / 4: First Bight, Roatan / 6: Minagerheas, Roatan / 7: CoCo View Wall, Roatan)

Intermediate-phase blue tang have a yellow tail:
   
(1: CoCo View Wall, Roatan / 2: Minagerheas, Roatan / 3: Harold's Hotel, Roatan / 4: CoCo View Resort, Roatan)


Doctorfish

Acanthurus chirurgus

       
(1: Mr. Bud, Roatan / 2: Gold Chain, Roatan / 3-4,7-8: Newman's Wall, Roatan / 5: Sponge Garden, Roatan / 6: CoCo View Wall, Roatan)


Ocean Surgeonfish

Acanthurus tractus

     
(1: Harold's Hotel, Roatan / 2: Mary's Place, Roatan / 3-4: CoCo View Wall, Roatan / 5: Osman's Reef, Roatan / 6: Prince Albert, Roatan)


Mixed Schools

Surgeonfish and tangs often gather in mixed schools.  This school has tangs, doctorfish, and ocean surgeonfish, and a princess parrotfish.

  
(1: Gold Chain, Roatan / 2: Pirate's Point, Roatan / 3: Two Tall Two Small, Roatan)