WoRMS taxon details

Acanthurus xanthopterus Valenciennes, 1835

219634  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:219634)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Not documented
Description Juveniles inhabit shallow, protected, turbid inshore waters while adults prefer deeper areas of protected bays and lagoons....  
Description Juveniles inhabit shallow, protected, turbid inshore waters while adults prefer deeper areas of protected bays and lagoons. This schooling species feeds on diatoms, detritus film of sand, filamentous algae, hydroids, and pieces of fish (Ref. 1602). Generally at depths greater than 20 m (Ref. 2334). Fairly rare around Tahiti due to overfishing. Caught by handline and spearfishing. [details]
Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2018). FishBase. Acanthurus xanthopterus Valenciennes, 1835. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=219634 on 2018-11-21
Date
action
by
1997-02-24 18:26:33Z
created
2008-01-15 17:27:08Z
changed

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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 Liu J.Y. [Ruiyu] (ed.). (2008). Checklist of marine biota of China seas. <em>China Science Press.</em> 1267 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

From other sources
Description Juveniles inhabit shallow, protected, turbid inshore waters while adults prefer deeper areas of protected bays and lagoons. This schooling species feeds on diatoms, detritus film of sand, filamentous algae, hydroids, and pieces of fish (Ref. 1602). Generally at depths greater than 20 m (Ref. 2334). Fairly rare around Tahiti due to overfishing. Caught by handline and spearfishing. [details]
 

LanguageName 
English yellowfin surgeonfish  [details]
Japanese クロハギ  [details]
Spanish cirujano aleta amarilla  [details]