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Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Acanthuridae  
 Genus Acanthurus  
  Acanthurus japonicus  (Schmidt, 1931) 
Provider: Chen, Jeng-Ping 
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Synonyms:Acanthurus japonicaAcanthurus japonicasHepatus aliala japonicus  details
Citation: Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002)
Character: Dorsal-fin rays IX, 27-30; anal-fin rays III, 25-27; pectoral-fin rays 15-16. Body black, shading to bright yellow on caudal peduncle; A broad white band from eye to upper lips. Dorsal and aual fins black with a yellow line at base that broadens posteriorly. A large hemispherical yellow spot at pectoral fin base. 
Habitat: Occurs on outer reef crests and slopes to about 20m depth. Found in shallow exposed areas Usually occurs in small to large aggregations. Feed on filamentous algae. 
Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: Indonesia to Philippines and Ryukyu Islands. Taiwan: South, Lanyu, Lyudao, East.  
Utility: Commercial aquarium species. 
Name Code: 381264
  IUCN Red List:LC      Marine     
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