Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Acanthuridae  
 Genus Acanthurus  
  Acanthurus guttatus  Forster, 1801 
Provider: Chen, Jeng-Ping 
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Synonyms:Ctenochaetus cyanoguttatusCtenochaetus magnusCtenochaetus marginatusCtenochaetus strigosusHarpurus guttatusHepatus guttatusRhombotides guttatusTeuthis guttatusZabrasoma guttatus  details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea(Randall et al.,1990)
Character: Dorsal-fin rays IX, 27-30 ; anal-fin rays III, 23-26 ; pectoral-fin rays 15-17. Body brown; spotted, white spots usually bordered with dark brown. Pelvic fins bright yellow. Each side of caudal peduncle with a single, sharp, forward-pointing erectile spine first gill arch. gill rakers on upper limb: 21-24 gill rakers on lower limb: 19-23. 
Habitat: Found on surge zone of exposed reefs or rocky shores. Usually in small schools. Browses on filamentous and calcareous algae. 
Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: oceanic islands in the western Indian Ocean to the Hawaiian, Marquesan, and Tuamotu Islands, north to the Ryukyu Islands, south to New Caledonia. throughout Micronesia. Found in Line, Mascarene and Society Islands. Taiwan: Lanyu, North- 
Utility: Commercial fishery and aquarium species. 
Name Code: 381263
  IUCN Red List:LC      Marine     
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