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convict tangConvict Tang
Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Subphylum: Vertebrata Class: Osteichthys Family: Acanthuridae Genus: Acanthurus Species: triostegus 
Scientific name: Acanthurus triostegus,
Common name: Convict tang
Hawaiian name : Manini

Convict Tang are common in shallow water and are distributed throughout most regions of the Indian & Pacific Oceans. The young are frequent inhabitants of tidal pools. The adults may form large schools often in very shallow water where they browse on filamentous seaweeds attached to boulders.

Surgeonfish are named for the blade-like spurs found on their caudal peduncles (the narrow region just in front of their tail). These spurs are effective weapons when members of the same species fight, and also may represent an important deterrent to some predators.

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