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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcanthurus lineatus (Linnaeus, 1758) 
AphiaID: 159582

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia (Kingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorChordata (Phylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorVertebrata (Subphylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGnathostomata (Superclass) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorPisces (Superclass) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorActinopterygii (Class) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPerciformes (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcanthuridae (Family) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorAcanthurinae (Subfamily) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcanthurus (Genus)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcanthurus Forsskål, 1775
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcanthurus vittatus Bennett, 1828
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorChaetodon lineatus Linnaeus, 1758
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCtenodon lineatus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHarpurus lineatus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHepatus lineatus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorRhombotides lineatus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTeuthis lineatus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Sources  basis of record Anon. (1996). FishBase 96 [CD-ROM]. ICLARM: Los Baños, Philippines. 1 cd-rom pp. (look up in IMIS[details]

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Vernacular
Names
 
Language   Name 
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorlined surgeonfish  [details]
Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Distribution 
From other sources
Federal Republic of Somalia
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSomalia [details]
Indian Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorChagos [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorKenyan Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Kenya
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorKenya [details]
Mozambique
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMozambique [details]
North Atlantic Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNorth West Atlantic [details]
Republic of Mauritius
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMauritius [details]
Seychelles
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSeychelles [details]
South Africa
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSouth Africa (country) [details]
Tanzania
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTanzania [details]
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Barcode of Life (41 barcodes) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (58 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo FishBase 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank (32 nucleotides; 56 proteins) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo IUCN Red List 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
Notes 
From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription 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]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDiet Herbivorous but also feeds on crustaceans  [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution 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]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat A territorial species which is common in surge zones of exposed seaward reefs. [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat nektonic [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorImportance Social- Commercial, fishery, aquarium [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorReproduction Form spawning aggregations  [details]
Images Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor[show unreviewed]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:159582
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
2005-05-30 09:27:08Z  created  Cuvelier, Daphne
2008-01-15 17:27:08Z  changed  Bailly, Nicolas
  
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  Citation: Bailly, N. (2014). Acanthurus lineatus (Linnaeus, 1758). In: Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2014) FishBase. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=159582 on 2014-09-23
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