Category: Salt Water
The Orange-Gilled Surgeonfish is an exquisitely unique species of fish that is widely found in the Pacific Ocean. The Orange-Gilled Surgeonfish is a huge fish with a very sharp spine that can cut or slash things into pieces. Their spine is used as a defense mechanism and also used to sail smoothly in deep waters.
Unlike other fish species, the Orange-Gilled Surgeonfish has a variety of names. However, the Orange-Gilled Surgeonfish is widely referred to as Lancetfishes, Mimic Tang, Yellow Mimic Surgeonfish, Lemon-peel Surgeonfish, Black-barred Tang, Lemon-peel Tang, Chocolate Tang, Pacific Mimic Tang, Doctorfishes, Chocolate Surgeonfish, Yellow Mimic Tang, and many local unknown names. The Orange-Gilled Surgeonfish is a fish species with so many names that some people have argued that it is a fish with the most number of names.
Just like other ordinary fish species, the Orange-Gilled Surgeonfish feeds largely on planktons and other sea plants. The Orange-Gilled Surgeonfish's favorite food also includes algae. It is not clear whether this fish eats other small fish. The Orange-Gilled Surgeonfish grow rapidly and their complexity increases as they grow larger and bigger. The Orange-Gilled Surgeonfish is a monster fish that can also be found in specific aquariums.
The Orange-Gilled Surgeonfish looks like a normal fish but they are distinctively large. Orange-Gilled Surgeonfish have an oval body and a spine drawn sharply from its groove. Orange-Gilled Surgeonfish also have pectoral fins. Their spines are sharp and as sharp as a scalpel hence the name surgeonfish. The juveniles have oval bodies with unique blue highlights within their eyes and their gill covers. Adult Orange-Gilled Surgeonfish have a disk shaped body with red highlights within their eyes and fins particularly the pectoral fins.
Even though adult Orange-Gilled Surgeonfish have different body sizes, the average body size of this exquisitely unique fish species is around twenty five centimeters in length. In addition, Orange-Gilled Surgeonfish have an average depth of around four to 60 meters. This means that they are normally found in deep lagoons and seawards reefs.
Just like other fish species this Orange-Gilled Surgeonfish species develops unique behavior that is meant to attract its partners during reproduction. For instance, the males behave by making shimmering movements so as to attract female partners. Orange-Gilled Surgeonfish also change color with the intention of wooing the female Orange-Gilled Surgeonfish. Then, the Orange-Gilled Surgeonfish form an arched shape path as they arise towards the surface releasing sperms and eggs simultaneously on the surface near the apex of the arch.
This Orange-Gilled Surgeonfish species have not been listed on the IUCN red list so far. It is not clear if they will be listed at some point in the near future. The Orange-Gilled Surgeonfish's habitat is mainly, seawards, lagoons, base of reefs, and mixed corals. Some of them are venomous and largely found in the Indo-pacific region. The Orange-Gilled Surgeonfish's species are however not found in Hawaii.