Tangs and Chubs

Schools of surgeon fish, chubs, and other reef fish search for food and friends at a coral reef in Maui. The coral here is mostly made up of hard corals, which really come to life in the night.

The gray chubs in the background are tightly schooled together giving each one the best chance for safety and food. The Achilles tang pictured here are about the size of a small dinner plate, while the yellow tang are more like a saucer.

Yellow tang (Zebrasoma flavescens), black Achilles tang (Acanthurus achilles), and chub (species indeterminate)

Photographer: David Burdick

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