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Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Acanthuridae  
 Genus Acanthurus  
  Acanthurus nigrofuscus  (Forsskål, 1775) 
Provider: Chen, Jeng-Ping 
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Synonyms:Acanthurus bipunctatusAcanthurus elongatusAcanthurus flavoguttatusAcanthurus gahmAcanthurus lineolatusAcanthurus marginatusAcanthurus nigrorisAcanthurus rubropunctatusChaetodon nigrofuscusCtenodon rubropunctatusHepatus elongatus details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);The Live Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific, Vol.6(FAO, 2001);Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea(Randall et al.,1990)
Character: Dorsal-fin rays IX, 24-27 ; anal-fin rays III, 22-24 ; pectoral-fin rays 16-17. Body brown; with or without fine bluish gray longitudinal lines; pale pectoral fins with upper edge narrowly black; pelvics brown. Lips blackish brown; median upper teeth tend to be pointed. Dorsal fin base with a prominent black spot larger than 1/2 eye diameter; a smaller spot on base of anal fin. Groove of caudal peduncle spine encircled with a narrow black margin. Gill rakers on upper limb girst gill arch:20-24; on lower limb:18-23. 
Habitat: Generally found on shallow coral reefs or rocky bottom from the lower surge zone to a depth of more than 15 m. Feed on filamentous algae. Form spawning aggregations. A species at the bottom of the 'pecking order' among surgeon fishes, and as a result empl 
Distribution: Indo-Pacific: Red Sea south to Transkei, South Africa and east to the Hawaiian and Tuamotu islands; north to southern Japan, south to the southern Great Barrier Reef, New Caledonia, and Rapa. Throughout Micronesia. Mascarene, Line and Society Islands. Ta 
Utility: Commercial fishery and aquarium species. 
Name Code: 381271
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