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Acanthurus albipectoralis Whitefin surgeonfish, White-fin Surgeon


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lexID:
1942 
Scientific:
Acanthurus albipectoralis 
German:
Weißflossen-Doktorfisch 
English:
Whitefin surgeonfish, White-fin Surgeon  
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, Bali, Chesterfield Islands, Coral sea, Fiji, Great Barrier Reef, Indonesia, Lord Howe Island, Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia, New South Wales, Queensland, Samoa, South China Sea, Spratly Islands, Tasman Sea, Tonga, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Wallis and Futuna, 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:
Not available as offspring 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Least concern (LC)  
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2019-01-13 20:46:13 

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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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