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      Registered: July 2003
      Location: Sumner
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      Scientific Name: Acanthurus nigroris
      Max. size: 25.0 cm TL (male/unsexed)
      Environment: reef-associated; marine; depth range 1 - 90 m
      Climate: tropical
      Distribution: Indo-Pacific = Aldabra and Seychelles to the Hawaiian, Marquesan and Tuamoto Islands; throughout Micronesia. Society Islands.
      Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 9; Dorsal soft rays (total): 24-27; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 23-25. Color drab dark brown; spots on body located at the rear base of dorsal and anal fins. Black spot at rear base of dorsal fin not large, its greatest width more than 2 times in eye diameter. White posterior margin of caudal fin very narrow, its width less than 4 times in pupil diameter. No definite black margin around groove of peduncular spine. Body depth 1.8 to 2 times in SL. Maximum standard length about 20 cm.
      Biology: Inhabits clear lagoon and seaward reefs; often in areas with mixed coral, pavement, rubble and sand substrates. Occurs singly or in small groups. Feeds on filamentous algae, diatoms and fine algal film of compacted sand. Relatively uncommon throughout Micronesia; rare on Great Barrier Reef.
      Aquarium Care: A lot of hiding places (shy species) and swimming room.
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      Keywords: Bluelined Tang; Surgeonfish

  1.   Thu May 12, 2005 7:20pm Rating: 9.00 
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