Light grey body with eight dark brown bars, each containing two or three orange-yellow lines that break into spots ventrally. Head with 2 dark brown bars and numerous small pale yellow spots. Caudal fin truncate with small pale blue spots.
Maturity: Lm unknown. Range unknown. Max Length: 40cm TL
Habitat and Ecology:
Occurs in lagoon and seaward reefs (3-30m depth). Classified as a grazer, usually solitary or in pairs. Juvenile are solitary in sheltered inner reef areas.
This species is not protected or subject to fishery regulations. It is caught in the fish trap fishery, but is a rare component of the catch.
The colour of the photo’d specimen has been altered by storage on ice.
Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Eds. 2018. FishBase https://www.fishbase.de/summary/zebrasoma-desjardinii (19/10/18)
Myers, R. 2012. Zebrasoma desjardinii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2012: e.T178024A1524628. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2012.RLTS.T178024A1524628.en. (19/10/18).
Randall, J.E. (2001). Surgeonfishes of Hawaii and the World. ISBN: 1-56647-561-9