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Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Acanthuridae  
 Genus Paracanthurus  
  Paracanthurus hepatus  (Linnaeus, 1766) 
Provider: Chen, Jeng-Ping 
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Synonyms:Acanthurus hepatusAcanthurus theuthisParacanthurus theuthisTeuthis hepatus  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, 19-20 ; anal-fin rays III, 18-19 ; pectoral-fin rays 16 ; pelvic-fin rays I,3. Body bright blue with a black band curving upward from eye, broadening on body, continuing to full width of caudal peduncle, and containing a large elliptical blue aera centered above tip of pectoral fin, caudal fin yellow with broad black upper and lower margins.  
Habitat: Usually found in clear water on exposed outer reef areas or in channels where there is consistent moderate to strong current. Juveniles and subadults typical in groups near isolated Pocillopora eydouxi coral heads and when alarmed, hide themselves tightly 
Distribution: Indo-Pacific: East Africa to the Line Islands, north to southern Japan, south to the southern Great Barrier Reef, New Caledonia, and Samoa. Taiwan: South, Lanyu, Lyudao.  
Utility: Commercial aquarium species. 
Name Code: 381292
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