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Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Acanthuridae  
 Genus Ctenochaetus  
  Ctenochaetus striatus  (Quoy & Gaimard, 1825) 
Provider: Chen, Jeng-Ping 
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Synonyms:Acanthurus argenteusAcanthurus ctenodonAcanthurus ketlitziiAcanthurus kettlitziiAcanthurus striatusAcanthurus strigosusAcronurus argenteusCtenodon ctenodonCtenodon cuvieriidetails
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 VIII, 27-31 ; anal-fin rays III, 24-28 ; pectoral-fin rays 16-17. Body dark olive-brown with orange spots on head. Pectoral fin yellowish, caudal and ventral fins brown, anterior part of caudal fin pale. Each side of caudal peduncle with sharp, forward-pointing erectile spine which folds down into a horizontal groove. Scales minute. Juveniles with 8 - 12 pale stipes inclining downward and backwards on body. Teeth movable, slender, tips incurved and expanded. 
Habitat: It occurs in silty coastal habitats, as well as along outer reef slopes. May occur singly or in small to forming large schools, often mixed-species aggregations. Feeds on surface film of blue-green algae and diatoms as well as on various small invertebrat 
Distribution: Indo-Pacific: throughout the region except the Hawaiian Islands, Marquesas Islands, and Easter Island Record from Baker Island based on a photograph. Also absent from Malden and Jarvis Islands. Austral, Rapa, Line and Society Islands. Taiwan: South, Hsiao 
Utility: Commercial fishery and aquarium species. 
Name Code: 381278
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