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Acanthurus dussumieri Valenciennes, 1835
PENCIL SURGEONFISH
Dussumier's Surgeonfish; Eyestripe Surgeonfish; Ornate Surgeonfish; Pencilled Surgeon; Pencilled Surgeonfish; Teuthis dussumieri Valenciennes, 1835

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Species Acanthurus dussumieri Valenciennes, 1835

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Species Acanthurus dussumieri Valenciennes, 1835

Pencil Surgeonfish , Dussumier's Surgeonfish, Eyestripe Surgeonfish, Ornate Surgeonfish, Pencilled Surgeon, Pencilled Surgeonfish

 

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Distribution

States

New South Wales, Queensland, Western Australia


Extra Distribution Information

Shark Bay (25°50'S) to Dampier Archipelago (20°28'S), WA, also Rowley Shoals (17°20'S) and Scott Reef (14°03'S), WA, Ashmore Reef, Timor Sea, Christmas Island, and northern Great Barrier Reef, QLD (12°00'S) to Port Kembla, NSW (34°29'S), also Coringa-Herald Cay and Lihou Reef, Coral Sea, Middleton and Elizabeth Reefs, Lord Howe Island and Norfolk Island; tropical, Indo-west-central Pacific.


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IMCRA

Lord Howe Province (14), Northeast Province (18), Timor Province (2), Norfolk Island Province (21), Christmas Island Province (23), Northwest Shelf Province (27), Central Western Shelf Transition (28), Central Western Shelf Province (29), Northwest Transition (3), Central Eastern Shelf Province (38), Central Eastern Shelf Transition (39), Northeast Shelf Province (40), Northeast Shelf Transition (41)

Other Regions

Territory of Ashmore & Cartier Islands

Distribution References

Ecological Descriptors

Coral reef, inshore, marine.

Extra Ecological Information

4-100 m.

 

General References

Allen, G.R. 1997. Marine Fishes of Tropical Australia and South-east Asia . Perth : Western Australian Museum 292 pp. 106 pls. [226]

Allen, G.R., Steene, R.C. & Orchard, M. 2007. Fishes of Christmas Island . Christmas Island : Christmas Island Natural History Association 2 edn, 284 pp. [228]

Allen, G.R. & Erdmann, M.V. 2012. Reef fishes of the East Indies . Perth : Tropical Reef Research 3 vols, 1260 pp. [1020] (Vol III)

Allen, G.R. & Swainston, R. 1988. The Marine Fishes of North-Western Australia. A field guide for anglers and divers . Perth, WA : Western Australian Museum vi 201 pp., 70 pls. [140]

Kuiter, R.H. 1993. Coastal Fishes of South-eastern Australia . Bathurst : Crawford House Press 437 pp. [372]

Kuiter, R.H. & Debelius, H. 2001. Surgeonfishes, Rabbitfishes and Their Relatives. A comprehensive guide to Acanthuroidei . Chorleywood, U.K. : TMC Publishing 208 pp. [50]

Randall, J.E. 1956. A revision of the surgeon fish genus Acanthurus . Pacific Science 10 (2): 159-235 figs 1-23 pls 1-3 [214]

Randall, J.E. 2001. Surgeonfishes of Hawai'i and the World . Honolulu : Mutual Publishing and Bishop Museum Press 125 pp. [32]

Randall, J.E. 2001. Zanclidae, Acanthuridae. pp. 3651-3683 in Carpenter, K.E. & Niem, T.H. (eds). The Living Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific. FAO Species Identification Guide for Fisheries Purposes . Rome : FAO Vol. 6 pp. 3381-4218. [3667]

Randall, J.E., Allen, G.R. & Steene, R. 1990. Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea . Bathurst : Crawford House Press 507 pp. figs. [421]

Whitley, G.P. 1964. A survey of Australian Ichthyology. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 89 (1): 11-127 [49] (1467 as Teuthis dussumieri )

 

Common Name References

Allen, G.R. & Swainston, R. 1988. The Marine Fishes of North-Western Australia. A field guide for anglers and divers . Perth, WA : Western Australian Museum vi 201 pp., 70 pls. [140] (Ornate Surgeonfish)

Coleman, N. 1981. Australian Sea Fishes North of 30°S . Lane Cove, NSW : Doubleday Australia Pty Ltd 297 pp. [252] (Dussumier's Surgeonfish)

Kuiter, R.H. 1993. Coastal Fishes of South-eastern Australia . Bathurst : Crawford House Press 437 pp. [372] (Pencilled Surgeon)

Kuiter, R.H. 1996. Guide to Sea Fishes of Australia. A comprehensive reference for divers and fishermen . Sydney, NSW, Australia : New Holland Publishers xvii, 434 pp. [364] (Pencilled Surgeonfish)

Randall, J.E. 2001. Zanclidae, Acanthuridae. pp. 3651-3683 in Carpenter, K.E. & Niem, T.H. (eds). The Living Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific. FAO Species Identification Guide for Fisheries Purposes . Rome : FAO Vol. 6 pp. 3381-4218. [3667] (FAO) (Eyestripe Surgeonfish)

Seafood Services Australia 2008. Australian Fish Names Standard. http://www.fishnames.com.au/. ( Pencil Surgeonfish )

 

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Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Acanthuridae  
 Genus Acanthurus  
  Acanthurus dussumieri    Valenciennes, 1835 
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Synonyms: Acanthurus dussumiere Acanthurus dussumierri Acanthurus lamarrii Acanthurus matoides Acanthurus undulatus Hepatus bariene Hepatus dussumieri Hepatus grammoptilus Rhombotides dussumieri Rhombotides lamarrii Teuthis dussumieri details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993); Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea(Randall et al.,1990); The Live Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific, Vol.6(FAO, 2001)
Character: Dorsal-fin rays IX, 25-27 ; anal-fin rays III, 24-26 ; pectoral-fin rays 16-17. Body pale brown head broader with irregular lines on head; orange band between eyes, continued behind each eye to gill cover. Each side of caudal peduncle with single, sharp, forward-pointing erectile spine; spine largely covered by cream sheath; groove surrounded by a black area. Dorsal fin with soft part having longer base than spinous part. Minute scales. Gill rakers 22-26 in anterior row, 23-27 in posterior row. Caudal fin lunate in adults. 
Habitat: Generally found on seaward reefs at depths greater than 10m, a schooling species, occurs singly or in groups. Feeds on surface film of fine green and blue-green algae, diatoms, and detritus covering sand. It is a pair-spawner, mainly diurnal. 
Distribution: Indo-Pacific: East Africa to the Hawaiian and Line Islands, north to southern Japan, south to Rowley Shoals, southern Great Barrier Reef and Lord Howe Island, Guam in Micronesia; absent from most of central Pacific. Taiwan: South, Hsiaoliuchiu, Penghu, La 
Utility: Minor commercial fishery and aquarium species. 
Name Code: 381262
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Acanthuridae (Surgeonfishes, tangs, unicornfishes) > Acanthurinae
Etymology: Acanthurus: Greek, akantha = thorn + Greek, oura = tail (Ref. 45335 ) .  More on author: Valenciennes .

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 4 - 131 m (Ref. 9710 ), usually 9 - 130 m (Ref. 27115 ).   Tropical; 24°C - 28°C (Ref. 27115 ); 40°N - 37°S, 17°E - 155°W

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Indo-Pacific: East Africa (including the Mascarene Islands, Ref. 37792) to the Hawaiian and Line islands, north to southern Japan, south to Rowley Shoals, southern Great Barrier Reef and Lord Howe Island. Absent from most of central Pacific.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: L m   ?   range ? - ? cm
Max length : 54.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 3145 ); common length : 35.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 3146 ); max. reported age: 28 years (Ref. 52229 )

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 9; Dorsal soft rays (total): 25-27; Anal spines : 3; Anal soft rays : 24 - 26. Pale brown body; broader, irregular lines on head; orange band between eyes, continued behind each eye to gill cover. Each side of caudal peduncle with single, sharp, forward-pointing erectile spine; spine largely covered by cream sheath; groove surrounded by a black area. Dorsal fin with soft part having longer base than spinous part. Minute scales. Gill rakers 22-26 in anterior row, 23-27 in posterior row. Caudal fin lunate in adults (Ref. 1602 ).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Schooling species, usually occurring in seaward reefs at depths greater than 9 m (Ref. 1602 ). Adults mainly on deep coastal reef slopes and outer reef walls, often on deep shipwrecks. Juveniles found on algae-rocky reef (Ref. 48637 ). Benthopelagic (Ref. 58302 ). Occur singly or in groups (Ref. 37816 ). Feed on surface film of fine green and blue-green algae, diatoms, and detritus covering sand (Ref. 1602 ). Pair-spawner (Ref. 37816 ). Mainly diurnal. (Ref. 1602 ). Utilized as a food fish (Ref. 3146 ).

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Probably spawn in pairs (Ref. 240 ).

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Randall, J.E. , 1986. Acanthuridae. p. 811-823. In M.M. Smith and P.C. Heemstra (eds.) Smiths' sea fishes. Springer-Verlag, Berlin. (Ref. 3145 )

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744 )

  Least Concern (LC)  ; Date assessed: 03 May 2010

CITES (Ref. 118484 )

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361 )

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless (Ref. 4887 )




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Estimates based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969 ): 20.3 - 28.9, mean 27.2 (based on 2904 cells). Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805 ):  PD 50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high]. Bayesian length-weight: a=0.03020 (0.01880 - 0.04851), b=2.94 (2.81 - 3.07), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this species & Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245 ). Trophic Level (Ref. 69278 ):  2.0   ±0.00 se; Based on food items. Generation time: 3.7 ( na - na) years. Estimated as median LN(3)/K based on 1 growth studies. Resilience (Ref. 120179 ):  Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (tmax=28; K=0.29). Vulnerability (Ref. 59153 ):  Moderate vulnerability (36 of 100) . Price category (Ref. 80766 ):   Medium .

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