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Prionurus microlepidotus Sawtail, Sawtail Surgeonfish, Sixplate Sawtail


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lexID:
9370 
AphiaID:
282348 
Scientific:
Prionurus microlepidotus 
German:
Sägedoktorfisch 
English:
Sawtail, Sawtail Surgeonfish, Sixplate Sawtail 
Category:
Surgeonfishes & Tangs 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Acanthuridae (Family) > Prionurus (Genus) > microlepidotus (Species) 
Initial determination:
Lacepède, 1804 
Occurrence:
Australia, Coral sea, Great Barrier Reef, Japan, Lord Howe Island, New South Wales, Norfolk Island, Queensland 
Sea depth:
5 - 30 Meter 
Size:
up to 27.56" (70 cm) 
Temperature:
59 °F - 68 °F (15°C - 20°C) 
Food:
Algae, Invertebrates, Zooplankton 
Difficulty:
suitable for large display tanks (public aquarium or zoo) only 
Offspring:
Not available as offspring 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Least concern (LC)  
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2019-09-16 12:48:26 

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Lacepède, 1804

Occurs along rocky shores and feeds on benthic algae. Juveniles found in estuaries and bays

Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Vertebrata (Subphylum) > Gnathostomata (Superclass) > Pisces (Superclass) > Actinopteri (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Acanthuroidei (Suborder) > Acanthuridae (Family) > Prionurus (Genus) > Prionurus microlepidotus (Species)

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