The Red Sea Sailfin Tang (Zebrasoma desjardinii) closely resembles but has a slightly differently coloration than its Pacific cousin, Z. veliferum. It has white and gray-brown vertical bars that are decorated with orange lines and dots on the belly. There are also dots on the tail, face, and gill area. The most notable feature is the high, grey-banded, sail-like dorsal fin. The tail is dark with light spots, the most discernable feature from their Pacific cousins who have striped tails. Juveniles may have a considerable amount of yellow coloration. This species is found primarily in the Red Sea but can be found in a few other areas of the Indian Ocean as well.