Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Acanthuridae  
 Genus Acanthurus  
  Acanthurus olivaceus  Bloch & Schneider, 1801 
Provider: Chen, Jeng-Ping 
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Synonyms:Acanthurus bicommatusAcanthurus chrysosomaAcanthurus epareiAcanthurus humeralisAcanthurus plagiatusAcanthurus tennentiAcanthurus tennentiiCtenodon erythromelasHarpurus paroticusHepatus chrysosomaHepatus olivaceus details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea(Randall et al.,1990);The Live Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific, Vol.6(FAO, 2001)
Character: Dorsal-fin rays IX, 23-25 ; anal-fin rays III, 22-24 ; pectoral-fin rays 16-17. Body of adult dark grayish brown; juveniles yellow. A bright orange horizontal band, with purplish black border posterior to upper end of gill opening. Head and anterior half of body usually abruptly paler than the posterior half. Large adult males with more definite convexity of snout profile. 
Habitat: Juveniles usually found in protected bays and lagoons, singly or in small groups at depth as little as 3 m. Adults occur singly or in schools and feed on surface film of detritus, diatoms, and fine filamentous algae covering sand and bare rock. The specie 
Distribution: Indo-Pacific: Christmas Island in the eastern Indian Ocean to the Hawaiian and and Tuamoto Islands, north to Japan, south to Lord Howe Island; throughout Micronesia. Taiwan: South, Penghu, Lanyu, Lyudao, East, North-East.  
Utility: Commercial fishery and aquarium species. 
Name Code: 381272
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