Accepted scientific name:
Acanthurus nigricans (Linnaeus, 1758) (accepted name) 1 literature reference for Acanthurus nigricans (Linnaeus, 1758)
Synonyms:
Acanthurus aliala Lesson, 1831 (synonym) 1 literature reference for Acanthurus aliala Lesson, 1831
Acanthurus glaucoparecius Cuvier, 1829 (synonym) 1 literature reference for Acanthurus glaucoparecius Cuvier, 1829
Acanthurus glaucopareius Cuvier, 1829 (synonym) 1 literature reference for Acanthurus glaucopareius Cuvier, 1829
Acanthurus japonicus (non Schmidt, 1930) (misapplied name) 1 literature reference for Acanthurus japonicus (non Schmidt, 1930)
Chaetodon nigricans Linnaeus, 1758 (synonym) 1 literature reference for Chaetodon nigricans Linnaeus, 1758
Common names:
Common name Language Country
Gurisan Bikol Philippines Click here to show the literature
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Hugupau arayau amariyo Carolinian N Marianas Click here to show the literature
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Moch-el-ghei Carolinian N Marianas Click here to show the literature
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Mwocchonnákey Carolinian N Marianas Click here to show the literature
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Mwochonageiy Carolinian Micronesia Click here to show the literature
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Hvidhovedet kirurgfisk Danish Denmark Click here to show the literature
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Black surgeonfish English Maldives Click here to show the literature
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Black surgeonfish English USA Click here to show the literature
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Blackear surgeonfish English USA Click here to show the literature
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Gold-rim tang English Hawaii Click here to show the literature
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Golden rimmed surgeonfish English Indonesia Click here to show the literature
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Goldrim surgeonfish English Hawaii Click here to show the literature
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Goldrim surgeonfish English Mexico Click here to show the literature
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Goldrim surgeonfish English USA Click here to show the literature
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Gray surgeonfish English USA Click here to show the literature
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Velvet surgeonfish English Indonesia Click here to show the literature
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White-cheeked surgeonfish English Papua N Guin Click here to show the literature
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Whitecheek surgeonfish English Australia Click here to show the literature
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Whitecheek surgeonfish English Micronesia Click here to show the literature
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Whitecheek surgeonfish English Niue Click here to show the literature
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Whitecheek surgeonfish English Philippines Click here to show the literature
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Whitecheek surgeonfish English Solomon Is Click here to show the literature
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Whitecheek surgeonfish English UK Click here to show the literature
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Whitecheek surgeonfish English USA Click here to show the literature
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Whiteface surgeonfish English USA Click here to show the literature
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Whitetail surgeonfish English USA Click here to show the literature
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Yellow spotted surgeonfish English Fr Polynesia Click here to show the literature
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Yellowrimmed surgeonfish English Christmas I. Click here to show the literature
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dridri Fijian Fiji Click here to show the literature
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Chirurgien à joue blanche French France Click here to show the literature
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Chirurgien à marques jaunes French New Caledonia Click here to show the literature
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Chirurgien à marques jaunes French Tahiti Click here to show the literature
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Chirurgien noirâtre French Maldives Click here to show the literature
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Seliseli Gela Solomon Is Click here to show the literature
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Megane-kurohagi Japanese Japan Click here to show the literature
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Bit Kumak New Caledonia Click here to show the literature
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Rykathi Mahl India Click here to show the literature
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Botana biru palsu Malay Indonesia Click here to show the literature
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Pala Malayalam India Click here to show the literature
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灰額刺尾魚 Mandarin Chinese China Main Click here to show the literature
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灰额刺尾鱼 Mandarin Chinese China Main Click here to show the literature
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白面刺尾魚 Mandarin Chinese China Main Click here to show the literature
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白面刺尾鱼 Mandarin Chinese China Main Click here to show the literature
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頰面倒吊 Mandarin Chinese Taiwan Click here to show the literature
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颊面倒吊 Mandarin Chinese China Main Click here to show the literature
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黃點刺尾魚 Mandarin Chinese China Main Click here to show the literature
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黄点刺尾鱼 Mandarin Chinese China Main Click here to show the literature
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黑刺尾鯛 Mandarin Chinese Taiwan Click here to show the literature
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黑刺尾鲷 Mandarin Chinese China Main Click here to show the literature
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Aelmej Marshallese Marshall Is Click here to show the literature
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Bir Marshallese Marshall Is Click here to show the literature
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Diebdre Marshallese Marshall Is Click here to show the literature
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Teo Marshallese Marshall Is Click here to show the literature
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Tiebro-ael Marshallese Marshall Is Click here to show the literature
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Bagis Other Philippines Click here to show the literature
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Pilo-pilo Other Philippines Click here to show the literature
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Pugpugot Other Philippines Click here to show the literature
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Tudlo-an Other Philippines Click here to show the literature
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Gaitolama Samoan Samoa Click here to show the literature
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I'usina Samoan Amer Samoa Click here to show the literature
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Laulama Samoan Samoa Click here to show the literature
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Cirujano cariblanco Spanish Mexico Click here to show the literature
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Cirujano de cara blanca Spanish Mexico Click here to show the literature
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Cirujano filo amarillo Spanish Mexico Click here to show the literature
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Navajón cariblanco Spanish Spain Click here to show the literature
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Pez cirujano Spanish Ecuador Click here to show the literature
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Pez cirujano de filo amarillo Spanish Galapagos Is Click here to show the literature
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Indangan Surigaonon Philippines Click here to show the literature
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Kangaja Swahili Kenya Click here to show the literature
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Filippinsk Kirurgfisk Swedish Sweden Click here to show the literature
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Dabahita Tagalog Philippines Click here to show the literature
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Indangan Tagalog Philippines Click here to show the literature
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Labahita Tagalog Philippines Click here to show the literature
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Papakol Tagalog Philippines Click here to show the literature
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Saging-saging Tagalog Philippines Click here to show the literature
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Samarel Tagalog Philippines Click here to show the literature
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Maito a'au Tahitian Tahiti Click here to show the literature
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Maito aero uouo Tahitian Tahiti Click here to show the literature
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Maito aero vovo Tahitian Tahiti Click here to show the literature
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Moghu Tobian Palau Click here to show the literature
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Avai Tuamotuan Tuamoto Is Click here to show the literature
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Mumu avai Tuamotuan Tuamoto Is Click here to show the literature
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Indangan Visayan Philippines Click here to show the literature
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Komang Visayan Philippines Click here to show the literature
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Mungit Visayan Philippines Click here to show the literature
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Sovahan Visayan Philippines Click here to show the literature
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Classification:
Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Perciformes
Family Acanthuridae
Genus Acanthurus
Distribution: Eastern Indian Ocean: known only from Cocos-Keeling Islands and Christmas Island. Pacific Ocean: Ryukyu Islands and Great Barrier Reef to the Hawaiian Islands and French Polynesia (excluding Rapa). This species has crossed the Eastern Pacific Barrier to the Revillagigedo Islands, Cocos Island, Galapagos Islands, and the coast of Mexico.
Additional data: -
Source database: FishBase, Jan 2010
Latest taxonomic scrutiny: Group expert : Randall, J. E., Data last modified by FishBase 08-Jun-1995
Online resource: http://www.fishbase.org/Summary/SpeciesSummary.php?ID=6011
CoL taxon LSID: urn:lsid:catalogueoflife.org:taxon:2131f7c6-60a7-102d-be47-00304854f810:ac2010