Blue Tang facts: the Dory fish | Animal Fact Files

Blue tangs were made widely popular after the release of Finding Nemo. These relatively rare in the wild fish have many names including palette surgeonfish, regal blue tangs, blue surgeonfish, and more! Blue tangs travel in loose groups and are found on coral reefs of the Indo-Pacific. They help a reef ecosystem stay healthy by eating the algae that might otherwise choke out coral and sponges. Blue tangs are broadcast spawners and their larvae hatch before their heart even begin beating! Scientific Name: Paracanthurus hepatus Range: Indo-Pacific reefs and surrounding waters Size: up to a foot (30.5cm) Diet: algae and zooplankton Lifespan: 30+ years in the wild (much shorter in captivity) You can learn more on: Twitter - Facebook - --- We always do what we can to be as accurate as possible, but we're only human; if you catch a mistake please let us know and provide a link for verification! --- All images, videos and sound effects used herein are 1) public domain, 2) used under a Creative Commons license, 3) used with the express permission of the copyright holder, or 4) used under the parameters of Fair Use law. Credits via Youtube: SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment - JACKIE - Ocean Glass Box - 915MANG - Dmitry Kompanets - Roni Ziv - Credits via Flickr: Doug - John Greenaway - Credits via Wiki Users: MartinThoma - H. Zell - Sylfred1977 - DerHans04 - Other attributions: Arthur Vieira - Tim Sheerman-Chase - Websites used for research collection: This video is licensed under a CC BY-SA 3.0 license (*. *you can find information about all the different types of CC licenses here: **changes were made to the original Transcript: alugha Click here to see more videos:

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