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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) Related species at Catalog of Life: More related species in this lexicon:
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Created: 2006-06-04 13:46:24
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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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