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Acanthurus albipectoralis Whitefin surgeonfish


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lexID:
1942 
Scientific:
Acanthurus albipectoralis 
German:
Weißflossen-Doktorfisch 
English:
Whitefin surgeonfish 
Category:
Surgeonfishes & Tangs 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Acanthuridae (Family) > Acanthurus (Genus) > albipectoralis (Species) 
Initial determination:
Allen & Ayling, 1987 
Occurrence:
American Samoa, Australia, Coral sea, Great Barrier Reef, Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia, Samoa, Tonga, Vietnam, Western Pacific Ocean 
Sea depth:
5 - 20 Meter 
Size:
up to 12.99" (33 cm) 
Temperature:
71.6 °F - 80.6 °F (22°C - 27°C) 
Food:
Algae, Flakes, Frozen Food (large sort), Mysis 
Tank:
329.97 gal (~ 1500L) 
Difficulty:
average 
Offspring:
None 
Toxicity:
non-toxic 
Red List:
Least concern (LC)  
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2017-07-06 20:47:19 

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Allen & Ayling, 1987

In its juvenile stages the Whitefin surgeonfish is not so easy to identify, however comes into the aquaristic trade occasionally.

It is widespread at the Great Barrier Reef and the coral sea to Tonga.
The Whitefin surgeonfish prefers places with strong currents. Adults feeds on zooplankton, juveniles on algae. The body colour of Adults varies from greyish to blue with a dark demarcation line above the eyes, the outer parts of pectoral fins are white.

Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Vertebrata (Subphylum) > Gnathostomata (Superclass) > Pisces (Superclass) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Acanthuridae (Family) > Acanthurus (Genus) > Acanthurus albipectoralis (Species)

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