WoRMS taxon details

Acanthurus coeruleus Bloch & Schneider, 1801

159581  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:159581)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Not documented
Distribution Western Atlantic: New York, USA and Bermuda to the Gulf of Mexico and Brazil  
Distribution Western Atlantic: New York, USA and Bermuda to the Gulf of Mexico and Brazil [details]
Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2018). FishBase. Acanthurus coeruleus Bloch & Schneider, 1801. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=159581 on 2018-11-13
Date
action
by
2005-05-30 09:27:08Z
created
2008-01-15 17:27:08Z
changed

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context source (Deepsea) Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO. The Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS), available online at http://www.iobis.org/ [details]   

basis of record Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2018). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. , available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   

additional source McEachran, J. D. (2009). Fishes (Vertebrata: Pisces) of the Gulf of Mexico, Pp. 1223–1316 in: Felder, D.L. and D.K. Camp (eds.), Gulf of Mexico–Origins, Waters, and Biota. Biodiversity. Texas A&M Press, College Station, Texas. [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

From regional or thematic species database
Introduced species vector dispersal in Cypriote part of the Mediterranean Sea - Eastern Basin : Very likely to have been introduced through human activities. The presence of at least one juvenile specimen in the Mediterranean Sea could be explained by three processes: (i) arrival in the Mediterranean Sea through the Atlantic Ocean unrelated to human [details]

From other sources
Diet Feeds entirely on algae  [details]

Distribution Western Atlantic: New York, USA and Bermuda to the Gulf of Mexico and Brazil [details]

Habitat inhabits coral reefs, inshore grassy or rocky areas; forms small groups  [details]

Habitat nektonic [details]

Importance Social- Minor Commercial, fishery, aquarium, bait [details]
 

LanguageName 
English blue tang surgeonfishblue tang  [details]
Spanish cirujano azul  [details]