Growing up to a size of 10.24" (26 cm) the Whitespotted surgeonfish occasionally makes its way into the aquarium trade, although not so often as other Acanthuridae.
When introduced into a tank it is rather delicate at first and works itself up easily, which it shows by dashing around.
Once it has acclimatised, it is an enduring fish which readily accepts prepared food.
Harpurus guttatus (Forster, 1801)
Hepatus guttatus (Forster, 1801)
Rhombotides guttatus (Forster, 1801)
Teuthis guttatus (Forster, 1801)
Zabrasoma guttatus (Forster, 1801)
Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Vertebrata (Subphylum) > Gnathostomata (Superclass) > Pisces (Superclass) > Actinopteri (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Acanthuroidei (Suborder) > Acanthuridae (Family) > Acanthurus (Genus) > Acanthurus guttatus (Species)