WoRMS taxon details

Paracanthurus hepatus (Linnaeus, 1766)

219676  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:219676)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
(ofTeuthis hepatus Linnaeus, 1766) Linnaeus, C. (1766). Systema naturae sive regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. Laurentii Salvii, Holmiae. 12th ed. 1 (1): 1-532. [details]   
Description Occurs in clear, current-swept terraces of seaward reefs. Observed in loose aggregations 1 or 2 meters above the bottom;...  
Description Occurs in clear, current-swept terraces of seaward reefs. Observed in loose aggregations 1 or 2 meters above the bottom; juveniles and subadults typical in groups near isolated @Pocillopora eydouxi@ coral heads and when alarmed hide themselves tightly among the branches. Relatively uncommon and highly localized in occurrence throughout most of Micronesia. A very popular and hardy aquarium fish. [details]
Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2018). FishBase. Paracanthurus hepatus (Linnaeus, 1766). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=219676 on 2018-05-26
Date
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1997-02-24 18:26:33Z
created
2008-01-15 17:27:08Z
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original description  (ofTeuthis hepatus Linnaeus, 1766) Linnaeus, C. (1766). Systema naturae sive regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. Laurentii Salvii, Holmiae. 12th ed. 1 (1): 1-532. [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 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] 

additional source  (ofParacanthurus theuthis (Lacepède, 1802)) Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2018). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. , available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   

basis of record  (ofParacanthurus theuthis (Lacepède, 1802)) MacNae, W. & M. Kalk (eds). (1958). A natural history of Inhaca Island, Mozambique. Witwatersrand Univ. Press, Johannesburg. I-iv, 163 pp. [details]   

basis of record  (ofAcanthurus hepatus (Linnaeus, 1766)) Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2018). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. , available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   

basis of record  (ofAcanthurus theuthis Lacepède, 1802) Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2018). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. , available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   

basis of record  (ofTeuthis hepatus Linnaeus, 1766) Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2018). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. , available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien 
 

From other sources
Description Occurs in clear, current-swept terraces of seaward reefs. Observed in loose aggregations 1 or 2 meters above the bottom; juveniles and subadults typical in groups near isolated @Pocillopora eydouxi@ coral heads and when alarmed hide themselves tightly among the branches. Relatively uncommon and highly localized in occurrence throughout most of Micronesia. A very popular and hardy aquarium fish. [details]
 

LanguageName 
English palette surgeonfish  [details]
Japanese ナンヨウハギ  [details]