-- Jaden Ziner Chevron Tangexternal image CP_tang_chevron.jpgCtenochaetus Hawaiiensis


Size (length)

adult of this species reaches about 6.3 inches


How they look
The Chevron Tang is very beautiful as a juvenile. It has a bright orange colored body and head with bright blue lines, it has a lot of little blackish stripes. The fins are violet tinged becoming bright blue towards the end, just above and below the caudal peduncle.

Were they live
They are found in the Central Pacific from the Hawaiian Islands to Palau and south to Samoa and Marquesas Islands.

Diet

Though the Chevron Tangs are herbivores, they will feed on detritus.

Role in their ecosystem
The Chevon Tang is important to the environment because, it helps keep down the algae population in the ocean.

Nicknames
Called 'bristle tooth' or 'Comb tooth' tangs because of how they feed.

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