Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Acanthuridae  
 Genus Acanthurus  
  Acanthurus triostegus  (Linnaeus, 1758) 
Provider: Chen, Jeng-Ping 
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Synonyms:Acanthurus hirudoAcanthurus pentazonaAcanthurus subarmatusAcanthurus triastegusAcanthurus triostegus marquesensisAcanthurus triostegus sandvicensisAcanthurus triostegus triostegusAcanthurus triostegustAcanthurus zebraChaetodon couagaChaetodon triostegus 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, 22-25 ; anal-fin rays III, 19-22 ; pectoral-fin rays 14-16. Body olivaceous gray with 4 vertical stripes; shading to white ventrally, often with a sharp line of demarcation. Sharp, forward-pointing, erectile spine on each side of caudal peduncle which folds down into a groove. Scales minute. Teeth with denticulations on sides and top. 
Habitat: An inshore species that grazes on filamentous algae on coral reefs or rocky substrata. Adults form large feeding and spawning aggregations to overwhelm territorial species. During spawning, clouds of eggs and sperm are preyed upon by eagle rays which are  
Distribution: Indo-Pacific: throughout the region except for the seas around the Arabian Peninsula. Eastern Pacific: lower Gulf of California to Panama, Revillagigedo Islands, Cocos Island, Clipperton, and the Galapagos. Taiwan: South, Hsiaoliuchiu, Lanyu, Lyudao, Nort 
Utility: Commercial fishery and aquarium species.  
Name Code: 381275
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