Accepted scientific name:
Acanthurus xanthopterus Valenciennes, 1835 (accepted name) 1 literature reference for Acanthurus xanthopterus Valenciennes, 1835
Synonyms:
Acanthurus blochii (non Valenciennes, 1835) (misapplied name) 1 literature reference for Acanthurus blochii (non Valenciennes, 1835)
Acanthurus crestonis (Jordan & Starks, 1895) (synonym) 1 literature reference for Acanthurus crestonis (Jordan & Starks, 1895)
Acanthurus fuliginosus (non Lesson, 1830) (misapplied name) 1 literature reference for Acanthurus fuliginosus (non Lesson, 1830)
Acanthurus grammoptilus (non Richardson, 1843) (misapplied name) 1 literature reference for Acanthurus grammoptilus (non Richardson, 1843)
Acanthurus matoides (non Valenciennes, 1835) (misapplied name) 1 literature reference for Acanthurus matoides (non Valenciennes, 1835)
Acanthurus rasi Valenciennes, 1835 (synonym) 1 literature reference for Acanthurus rasi Valenciennes, 1835
Acanthurus reticulatus Shen & Lim, 1973 (synonym) 1 literature reference for Acanthurus reticulatus Shen & Lim, 1973
Acanthurus umbra (non Jenkins, 1903) (misapplied name) 1 literature reference for Acanthurus umbra (non Jenkins, 1903)
Hepatus aquilinus Jordan & Seale, 1906 (synonym) 1 literature reference for Hepatus aquilinus Jordan & Seale, 1906
Hepatus bariene (non Lesson, 1830) (misapplied name) 1 literature reference for Hepatus bariene (non Lesson, 1830)
Hepatus crestonis (Jordan & Starks, 1895) (synonym) 1 literature reference for Hepatus crestonis (Jordan & Starks, 1895)
Hepatus elongatus (non Lacepède, 1802) (misapplied name) 1 literature reference for Hepatus elongatus (non Lacepède, 1802)
Hepatus guntheri (Jenkins, 1903) (synonym) 1 literature reference for Hepatus guntheri (Jenkins, 1903)
Hepatus xanthopterus (Valenciennes, 1835) (synonym) 1 literature reference for Hepatus xanthopterus (Valenciennes, 1835)
Rhombotides matoides (non Valenciennes, 1835) (misapplied name) 1 literature reference for Rhombotides matoides (non Valenciennes, 1835)
Teuthis crestonis Jordan & Starks, 1895 (synonym) 1 literature reference for Teuthis crestonis Jordan & Starks, 1895
Teuthis guentheri Bamber, 1915 (ambiguous synonym) 1 literature reference for Teuthis guentheri Bamber, 1915
Teuthis guentheri Jenkins, 1903 (synonym) 1 literature reference for Teuthis guentheri Jenkins, 1903
Teuthis guntheri Jenkins, 1903 (synonym) 1 literature reference for Teuthis guntheri Jenkins, 1903
Teuthis mata (non Cuvier, 1829) (misapplied name) 1 literature reference for Teuthis mata (non Cuvier, 1829)
Teuthis nigrofuscus (non Forsskål, 1775) (misapplied name) 1 literature reference for Teuthis nigrofuscus (non Forsskål, 1775)
Teuthis xanthopterus (Valenciennes, 1835) (synonym) 1 literature reference for Teuthis xanthopterus (Valenciennes, 1835)
Common names:
Common name Transliteration Language Country
Apalani - - Tokelau Click here to show the literature
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Kapalagi - - Tuvalu Click here to show the literature
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Meito - - Niue Click here to show the literature
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Palagi - - New Caledonia(Ouvea (Ref. 79653).) Click here to show the literature
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Palangi - - Tonga Click here to show the literature
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Pangangi - - Bellona (Ref. 79653). Click here to show the literature
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Geelvin-doktervis - Afrikaans South Africa Click here to show the literature
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Anfoos - Arabic Oman Click here to show the literature
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Fardh - Arabic Oman Click here to show the literature
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Faridh - Arabic Oman Click here to show the literature
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Gamashuwag - Carolinian Micronesia Click here to show the literature
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Hugupau dankulo - Carolinian N Marianas Click here to show the literature
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Igaingun - Carolinian N Marianas Click here to show the literature
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Hugupao - Chamorro N Marianas Click here to show the literature
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Ugupao - Chamorro N Marianas Click here to show the literature
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Gulfinnet kirurgfisk - Danish Denmark Click here to show the literature
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Cuvier's Surgeonfish - English India(India) Click here to show the literature
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Purple surgeonfish - English USA Click here to show the literature
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Ring-tailed surgeonfish - English Papua New Guinea Click here to show the literature
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Ringtailed surgeonfish - English N Marianas Click here to show the literature
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Surgeonfish - English Malaysia Click here to show the literature
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Yellow-mask surgeon - English Indonesia Click here to show the literature
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Yellowfin sturgeonfish - English Papua New Guinea Click here to show the literature
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Yellowfin surgeon - English South Africa Click here to show the literature
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Yellowfin surgeonfish - English West Nggela Click here to show the literature
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Yellowfin surgeonfish - English Australia Click here to show the literature
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Yellowfin surgeonfish - English Christmas I. Click here to show the literature
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Yellowfin surgeonfish - English Djibouti Click here to show the literature
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Yellowfin surgeonfish - English Fiji Click here to show the literature
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Yellowfin surgeonfish - English French Polynesia Click here to show the literature
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Yellowfin surgeonfish - English Malaysia Click here to show the literature
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Yellowfin surgeonfish - English Mexico Click here to show the literature
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Yellowfin surgeonfish - English Micronesia Click here to show the literature
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Yellowfin surgeonfish - English Niue Click here to show the literature
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Yellowfin surgeonfish - English USA Click here to show the literature
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Balagi - Fijian Fiji(Beqa, Bua Cakaudrove, Lau, Macuata, Navakavu, Votu) Click here to show the literature
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Balagi nawa - Fijian Fiji(Kabara, Kadavu and Yasawa (Ref. 79653).) Click here to show the literature
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Iakere - Fijian Fiji(Rotuma (Ref. 79653).) Click here to show the literature
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Chirurgien aile jaune - French Djibouti Click here to show the literature
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Chirurgien aile jaune - French Fiji Click here to show the literature
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Chirurgien aile jaune - French France Click here to show the literature
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Chirurgien à nageoires jaunes - French New Caledonia Click here to show the literature
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Chirurgien à pectorale jaune - French Fiji Click here to show the literature
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Poisson docteur à nageoires jaunes - French French Polynesia Click here to show the literature
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Seliseli - Gela West Nggela Click here to show the literature
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Pualu - Hawaiian Hawaii Click here to show the literature
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Kurohagi - Japanese Japan Click here to show the literature
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Te mako - Kiribati Kiribati(Fanning Atoll, Line Is.) Click here to show the literature
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Bit - Kumak New Caledonia Click here to show the literature
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Barat-barat - Malay (individual language) Malaysia Click here to show the literature
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Debam - Malay (individual language) Malaysia Click here to show the literature
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Debam sirip kuning - Malay (individual language) Malaysia Click here to show the literature
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Dengkis - Malay (individual language) Malaysia Click here to show the literature
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倒吊 Dao diao Mandarin Chinese China Click here to show the literature
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倒吊 - Mandarin Chinese Taiwan Click here to show the literature
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粗皮仔 Cu pi zai Mandarin Chinese China Click here to show the literature
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粗皮仔 - Mandarin Chinese Taiwan Click here to show the literature
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黃鰭刺尾魚 Huang ci cih wei yu ,huang ci cih wei diao Mandarin Chinese China Click here to show the literature
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黃鰭刺尾鯛 - Mandarin Chinese Taiwan Click here to show the literature
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黄鳍刺尾鱼 Huang qi ci wei yu Mandarin Chinese China Click here to show the literature
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黄鳍刺尾鲷 Huang qi ci wei diao Mandarin Chinese China Click here to show the literature
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Kabat - Marshallese - Click here to show the literature
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Malawi - Misima-Paneati Papua New Guinea Click here to show the literature
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Mesekuuk - Palauan Palau(Palau) Click here to show the literature
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Palagi - Palauan Palau Click here to show the literature
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Cirurgião barbatana amarela - Portuguese Mozambique Click here to show the literature
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Orava - Sinhalese Sri Lanka Click here to show the literature
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Peela - Sinhalese Sri Lanka Click here to show the literature
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Kaxan - Somali Somalia Click here to show the literature
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Chancho aleta amarilla - Spanish Ecuador Click here to show the literature
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Cirujano aleta amarilla - Spanish Mexico Click here to show the literature
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Cirujano de aleta amarilla - Spanish Mexico(Pacific Coast.) Click here to show the literature
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Navajón aleta amarilla - 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 púrpura - Spanish Galapagos Is Click here to show the literature
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Indangan - Surigaonon Philippines(Cagdianao, Surigao del Norte) 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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Mangadlit - Tagalog Philippines Click here to show the literature
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Para'I - Tahitian Tahiti Click here to show the literature
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Parai - Tahitian Tahiti Click here to show the literature
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Te kapalangi - Tuvaluan Kiribati(Fanning Atoll, Line Is.) Click here to show the literature
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Mungit - Visayan Philippines Click here to show the literature
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Palangi - Wallisian - Click here to show the literature
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Classification:
Animalia CoL
Phylum Chordata CoL
Class Actinopterygii FishBase
Order Perciformes FishBase
Family Acanthuridae FishBase
Genus Acanthurus FishBase
Distribution: Indo-Pacific: East Africa to the Hawaiian Islands and French Polynesia, north to southern Japan, south to the Great Barrier Reef and New Caledonia. Eastern Pacific: lower Gulf of California and Clipperton Island to Panama and the Galapagos Islands.
Lifezones: Marine
Additional data: In Cuvier & Valenciennes.
Source database: FishBase, Jul 2013   99%
Latest taxonomic scrutiny: Group expert : Randall, J., 02-Oct-2012
Online resource: http://www.fishbase.org/Summary/SpeciesSummary.php?ID=1261
CoL taxon LSID: urn:lsid:catalogueoflife.org:taxon:fd7c5fb9-ac8e-11e3-805d-020044200006:col20140401