Yellowtail Surgeonfish (Prionurus punctatus)

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Prionurus punctatus

265 Litres (70 US G.)

53.3-58.4cm (21-23 ")


8.1 - 8.4

18.3-25.6°C (65 -78 °F)

8-12 °d

1:1 M:F

Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

15-20 years



Additional names

Yellowtail Surgeon

Origin[edit | edit source]

From central California to El Salvador

Sexing[edit | edit source]

No sexual dimorphism; inspect the underside

Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]


Diet[edit | edit source]

herbivorous eats from benthic microalgae to benthic macroalgae

Feeding regime[edit | edit source]


Environment specifics[edit | edit source]

A reef tank is ideal; found from subtropical to tropical waters

Behaviour[edit | edit source]


Identification[edit | edit source]

Covered in small black spots with three big spots on the caudal peduncle; similar to the Razor Surgeonfish, which is not as spotted