Blue tangs, Acanthurus coeruleus, live on shallow marine reefs throughout the western Atlantic Ocean, the Gulf of Mexico, and the Caribbean Sea. Blue tangs range from New York in the north to the Amazon delta in Brazil. They are found east to Bermuda and Ascension Island but are most common in the Caribbean, and coastal Florida and the Bahamas.
Biogeographic Regions: atlantic ocean (Native )
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