WoRMS taxon details

Acanthurus lineatus (Linnaeus, 1758)

159582  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:159582)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
(ofChaetodon lineatus Linnaeus, 1758) Linnaeus, C. (1758). Systema Naturae per regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. Editio decima, reformata. Laurentius Salvius: Holmiae. ii, 824 pp., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/10277#page/3/mode/1up [details]   
Description A territorial species (Ref. 167) which is common in surge zones of exposed seaward reefs of less than 3 m. The large males...  
Description A territorial species (Ref. 167) which is common in surge zones of exposed seaward reefs of less than 3 m. The large males control well-defined feeding territories and harems of females (Ref. 1602). The species is almost continually in motion. Herbivorous but also feeds on crustaceans (Ref. 5503). The venomous caudal spine can cause painful wounds.  [details]

Distribution Indo-Pacific: eastern Africa to the Hawaiian, Marquesan and Tuamotu islands, north to southern Japan, south to the Great...  
Distribution Indo-Pacific: eastern Africa to the Hawaiian, Marquesan and Tuamotu islands, north to southern Japan, south to the Great Barrier Reef and New Caledonia; throughout Micronesia; replaced by the closely related A. sohal in the Red Sea [details]
Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2018). FishBase. Acanthurus lineatus (Linnaeus, 1758). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=159582 on 2018-06-20
Date
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2005-05-30 09:27:08Z
created
2008-01-15 17:27:08Z
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original description  (ofChaetodon lineatus Linnaeus, 1758) Linnaeus, C. (1758). Systema Naturae per regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. Editio decima, reformata. Laurentius Salvius: Holmiae. ii, 824 pp., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/10277#page/3/mode/1up [details]   

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

additional source Liu J.Y. [Ruiyu] (ed.). (2008). Checklist of marine biota of China seas. China Science Press. 1267 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

basis of record  (ofAcanthurus vittatus Bennett, 1828) Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2018). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. , available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   

basis of record  (ofChaetodon lineatus Linnaeus, 1758) Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2018). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. , available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   

basis of record  (ofCtenodon lineatus (Linnaeus, 1758)) Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2018). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. , available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   

basis of record  (ofHarpurus lineatus (Linnaeus, 1758)) Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2018). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. , available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   

basis of record  (ofHepatus lineatus (Linnaeus, 1758)) Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2018). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. , available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   

basis of record  (ofRhombotides lineatus (Linnaeus, 1758)) Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2018). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. , available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   

basis of record  (ofTeuthis lineatus (Linnaeus, 1758)) Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2018). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. , available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   

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

From other sources
Description A territorial species (Ref. 167) which is common in surge zones of exposed seaward reefs of less than 3 m. The large males control well-defined feeding territories and harems of females (Ref. 1602). The species is almost continually in motion. Herbivorous but also feeds on crustaceans (Ref. 5503). The venomous caudal spine can cause painful wounds.  [details]

Diet Herbivorous but also feeds on crustaceans  [details]

Distribution Indo-Pacific: eastern Africa to the Hawaiian, Marquesan and Tuamotu islands, north to southern Japan, south to the Great Barrier Reef and New Caledonia; throughout Micronesia; replaced by the closely related A. sohal in the Red Sea [details]

Habitat A territorial species which is common in surge zones of exposed seaward reefs. [details]

Habitat nektonic [details]

Importance Social- Commercial, fishery, aquarium [details]

Reproduction Form spawning aggregations  [details]
 

LanguageName 
English lined surgeonfish  [details]
Japanese ニジハギ  [details]