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Acanthurus lineatus (Linnaeus, 1758)
BLUELINED SURGEONFISH
Blue-lined Surgeonfish; Lined Surgeon; Lined Surgeonfish; Striped Surgeonfish; Striped Tang; Zebra Surgeonfish; Teuthis lineatus Linnaeus, 1758; Chaetodon lineatus Linnaeus, 1758

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Species Acanthurus lineatus (Linnaeus, 1758)

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Species Acanthurus lineatus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Bluelined Surgeonfish , Blue-lined Surgeonfish, Lined Surgeon, Lined Surgeonfish, Striped Surgeonfish, Striped Tang, Zebra Surgeonfish

 

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Distribution

States

New South Wales, Queensland, Western Australia


Extra Distribution Information

Ningaloo Reef (22°00'S) to Dampier Archipelago (20°28'S), Rowley Shoals (17°20'S) and Scott Reef (14°03'S), WA, Ashmore Reef, Timor Sea (12°15'S), Christmas Island and Cocos (Keeling) Islands, and northern Great Barrier Reef, QLD (12°00'S) to Seal Rocks, NSW (32°28'S), also Boot Reef, Coral Sea (9°59'S), and Lihou Reef and Coringa-Herald Cay, Coral Sea; tropical, Indo-west-central Pacific.


IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)

IMCRA

Northeast Province (18), Timor Province (2), Cape Province (20), Cocos (Keeling) Island Province (22), Christmas Island Province (23), Northwest Shelf Province (27), Central Western Shelf Transition (28), 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, Torres Strait Islands terrestrial, marine & freshwater

Distribution References

Ecological Descriptors

Coral reef, inshore, marine.

Extra Ecological Information

0-6 m.

 

General References

Allen, G.R. 1997. Marine Fishes of Tropical Australia and South-east Asia . Perth : Western Australian Museum 292 pp. 106 pls. [224]

Allen, G.R., Steene, R.C. & Orchard, M. 2007. Fishes of Christmas Island . Christmas Island : Christmas Island Natural History Association 2 edn, 284 pp. [229]

Allen, G.R. & Erdmann, M.V. 2012. Reef fishes of the East Indies . Perth : Tropical Reef Research 3 vols, 1260 pp. [1022] (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. [373]

Kuiter, R.H. & Debelius, H. 2001. Surgeonfishes, Rabbitfishes and Their Relatives. A comprehensive guide to Acanthuroidei . Chorleywood, U.K. : TMC Publishing 208 pp. [62]

Randall, J.E. 1956. A revision of the surgeon fish genus Acanthurus . Pacific Science 10 (2): 159-235 figs 1-23 pls 1-3 [193]

Randall, J.E. 2001. Surgeonfishes of Hawai'i and the World . Honolulu : Mutual Publishing and Bishop Museum Press 125 pp. [42-43]

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. [3668]

Randall, J.E., Allen, G.R. & Steene, R. 1997. Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea . Bathurst : Crawford House Press 557 pp. figs. [422]

Whitley, G.P. 1964. A survey of Australian Ichthyology. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 89 (1): 11-127 [49] (1472 as Teuthis lineatus )

 

Common Name References

Allen, G.R. 1985. Fishes of Western Australia. Book 9. pp. 2207-2534 526 pls in Burgess, W.E. & Axelrod, H.R. (eds). Pacific Marine Fishes . Neptune, New Jersey : T.F.H. Publications. [2243] (Striped Tang)

Allen, G.R. & Steene, R.C. 1988. Fishes of Christmas Island Indian Ocean . Christmas Island : Christmas Island Natural History Association 197 pp. [146] ( Bluelined Surgeonfish )

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] (Blue-lined Surgeonfish)

Grant, E.M. 1991. Fishes of Australia . Brisbane : EM Grant Pty Ltd 480 pp. [345] (Zebra Surgeonfish)

Kuiter, R.H. 1993. Coastal Fishes of South-eastern Australia . Bathurst : Crawford House Press 437 pp. [373] (Lined Surgeon)

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. [3668] (FAO) (Lined Surgeonfish)

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. [422] (Striped Surgeonfish)

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

 

History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
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Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Acanthuridae  
 Genus Acanthurus  
  Acanthurus lineatus    (Linnaeus, 1758) 
Provider: Chen, Jeng-Ping 
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Synonyms: Acanthurus vittatus Chaetodon lineatus Ctenodon lineatus Harpurus lineatus Hepatus lineatus Rhombotides lineatus Teuthis lineatus   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 Japan(Nakabo, 2002)
Character: Dorsal-fin rays IX,27-30 ; anal-fin rays III,25-28 ; pectoral-fin rays16. Upper 3/4 of body bright yellow with black-edged, narrow, bright blue stripes; lower 1/4 of body bluish white. Erectile spine on each side of caudal peduncle sharp, strong, forward-pointing. Upper part of head with yellow, oblique stripes. Pectoral fins pale with dusky rays; pelvics light yellowish brown with black outer margin; vertical markings in caudal fin. first gill arch with gill rakers 14-16 on upper limb, 13-15 lower limb. Minute scales.  
Habitat: Adults usually form schools and commonly found in shallow reef-gutters. Juveniles solitary and secretive on shallow rubble habitats. The large males control well-defined feeding territories and harems of females. The species almost continually in motion.  
Distribution: Indo-Pacific: eastern Africa to the Hawaiian, Marquesan and Tuamotu islands, north to southern Japan, south to the Great Barrier Reef and New Caledonia; throughout Micronesia. Taiwan: South, Hsiaoliuchiu, Penghu, Lanyu, Lyudao, North, East, North-East.  
Utility: Commercial fishery and aquarium species. 
Name Code: 381266
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Acanthurus lineatus
Acanthurus lineatus
Lined Surgeonfish
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Acanthurus lineatus
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Acanthurus lineatus
Lined Surgeonfish
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