Category:Surgeonfish/Tangs - Common names

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This category lists the common names of Surgeonfish and Tangs. Whilst this name is often made up by resellers and has no scientific merit, it is the name often first associated to the animal by its locals, beginners and the casual aquarist.

They got the name "Surgeonfish" from the aforementioned caudal peduncle spine, which resembles the shape of a surgeon's scalpel. The name "Tang" originates from the German word "Seetang", or seaweed, referring to these fish's vegetarian diet.

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