Blue tang Acanthurus coeruleus shoaling over a coral reef This fish also known as the blue surgeonfish inhabits the tropical and subtropical coastal waters of the Atlantic Ocean from as far north as New York USA to Brazil It is also found around midAtlantic islands such as Ascension It feeds almost exclusively on algae and can reach a length of nearly centimetres It gets the name surgeonfish due to the extremely sharp spines white on the base of its tail which can inflict painful injuries on people who handle the fish At right a juvenile Spanish hogfish Bodianus rufus is picking parasites from one tangs skin Photographed off Bonaire Island in the Netherlands Antilles in the Caribbean Sea
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