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Profile lexID: 1942 Scientific: Acanthurus albipectoralis German: Weißflossen-Doktorfisch English: Whitefin surgeonfish, White-fin Surgeon Category: Acanturidi Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Acanthuridae (Family) > Acanthurus (Genus) > albipectoralis (Species) Initial determination: Allen & Ayling, 1987 Occurrence: , New South Wales , Tasman Sea , Vietnam , Loyalty Islands , Spratly Islands , Wallis and Futuna , Chesterfield Islands , Lord Howe Island Australia, Bali, Barriera corallina, Coralsea, Fiji, Indonesia, Mar Cinese meridionale, Nuova Caledonia, Pacifico occidentale, Queensland, Samoa, Samoa americane, Tonga, Vanuatu Sea depth: 5 - 20 Meter Size: bis zu 33cm Temperature: 22°C - 27°C Food: Alghe, Mangime in scaglie, Mangimi congelati (taglia grossa), Mysis Tank: ~ 1500 Liter Difficulty: Mediamente facile Offspring: Not available as offspring Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown CITES: Not evaluated Red List: Least concern (LC) Related species at: Catalog of Life More related species: in this lexicon
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Allen & Ayling, 1987
In its juvenile stages the Whitefin surgeonfish is not so easy to identify, however comes into the aquaristic trade occasionally.
It is widespread at the Great Barrier Reef and the coral sea to Tonga.
The Whitefin surgeonfish prefers places with strong currents. Adults feeds on zooplankton, juveniles on algae. The body colour of Adults varies from greyish to blue with a dark demarcation line above the eyes, the outer parts of pectoral fins are white.
Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Vertebrata (Subphylum) > Gnathostomata (Superclass) > Pisces (Superclass) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Acanthuridae (Family) > Acanthurus (Genus) > Acanthurus albipectoralis (Species)
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