Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Acanthuridae  
 Genus Acanthurus  
  Acanthurus maculiceps  (Ahl, 1923) 
Provider: Chen, Jeng-Ping 
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Synonyms:Hepatus maculicepsHepatus nigricans  details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002)
Character: Dorsal-fin rays IX, 4-25 ; anal-fin rays III, 3-24 ; pectoral-fin rays 16. Body brown with a black bar on upper edge of gill opening; head spotted; a less intense dark mark just behind the eye, connected narrowly with the dark bar. Around caudal peduncle spine with a dark brown region; outer third of upper pectoral rays pale yellow. Large adults develop a distinctly convex head profile. 
Habitat: Generally found in coastal to outer reef flats from 1 to at least 30m. Usually in schools of mixed similar species when grazing algae. 
Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: From the Andaman Sea and Christmas Island in the eastern Indian Ocean to the Philippines and the Line Islands, north to the Ryukyu Islands, south to Samoa. Taiwan: South, Hsiaoliuchiu, Lanyu, Lyudao, North.  
Utility: Commercial fishery and aquarium species. 
Name Code: 381267
  IUCN Red List:LC      Marine     
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