Convict Tangs

A shoal of convict tangs in the waters off Hawaii

The aptly named Convict Tangs are distinguished by six vertical black bars against a yellow-green background. One of these bars crosses the eyes, a feature common in many fish, which is thought to help confuse possible predators.

Convict Tangs are usually seen in large schools, again a tactic to deter predators.

A shoal of convict tangs in the waters off Hawaii

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