Sailfin tang

Sailfin tang are pretty common. Usually the ones I see are a dark brown with vertical yellow bars and a yellow tail. A close look reveals thinner pale stripes between the vertical bars. There’s a photo here. These two sailfin tangs, that I saw in shallow, murky water, were a first for me. They’re much […]

Sailfin tang

A pair of sailfin tang graze for algae. In my attempts to identify what I see in the water, I use John P. Hoover’s book The Ultimate Guide to Hawaiian Reef Fishes, Sea Turtles, Dolphins, Whales, and Seals. His website is hawaiisfishes.com.