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The yellow tang is designed with sharp spines near its tail to help protect itself against predators.
The yellow tang is designed with sharp spines near its tail to help protect itself against predators and to anchor it to the rocks while sleeping. The mouth is perfectly designed to eat the algae on rocks. These designs were not the results of random, chance processes; they reflect the provision and creativity of its Creator.
CLASS: Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes)
ORDER: Perciformes (perch-like fishes)
FAMILY: Acanthuridae (surgeonfishes and tangs)
GENUS/SPECIES: Zebrasoma flavescens
Size: 3–5 in (7.6–13 cm)
Depth: 7–150 ft (2.1–45 m)
Diet: Browses on filamentous algae
Habitat: In the reefs in the Pacific and Indian Oceans, west of Hawaii to East Africa