Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Blue Tang

We've learned about the clownfish that everyone knows from Finding Nemo, now let's learn about what kind of fish Dory was!

Dory was a Blue Tang fish, also known as a blue surgeonfish.
It's fancy science name is paracanthurus hepatus.

The real blue tang doesn't forget things all the time, but if it is scared it can turn it's skin a little see-through (also known as transparent) to help hide from other fish that want to eat it!
paracanthurus blue tang fish
(from: wikipedia - paracanthurus)

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