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Paracanthurus hepatus has a royal blue body, yellow tail, and black "palette" design. The lower body is yellow in the west-central Indian Ocean. It grows to 30 cm (12 in). Adults typically weigh around 600 g (21 oz) and males are generally larger than females. This fish is rather flat, like a pancake, with a circular body shape, a pointed snout-like nose, and small scales. The blue tang has nine dorsal spines, 26–28 dorsal soft rays, three anal spines, and 24–26 anal soft yellow rays The regal blue tang is ranked LC (least concern) by the World Conservation Union (IUCN), but is of low vulnerability.

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Animalia: Chordata: Perciformes: Actinopterygii: Acanthuridae: Paracanthurus hepatus

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