Zebrasoma desjardinii (Bennett, 1836)
Zebrasoma desjardinii (Bennett, 1836)

Genus: ,

Scientific Name: Zebrasoma desjardinii

English Name: Indian sail-fin surgeonfish

Creole Name: Sirizyen taba

French Name: Chirurgien à voile

IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC)


Dorsal spines: 4; Dorsal rays: 27-31; Anal spines: 3; Anal rays: 22-24.

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. 

Fishery Status:

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


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