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Prionurus punctatus

Prionurus punctatusis commonly referred to as Yellowtail Surgeonfish. Difficulty in the aquarium: Animale non indicato per i neofiti. A aquarium size of at least 2000 Liter is recommended.


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lexID:
5669 
AphiaID:
282349 
Scientific:
Prionurus punctatus 
German:
Gelbschwanz-Doktorfisch 
English:
Yellowtail Surgeonfish 
Category:
Acanturidi 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Acanthuridae (Family) > Prionurus (Genus) > punctatus (Species) 
Initial determination:
Gill, 1862 
Size:
bis zu 32cm 
Temperature:
20°C - 28°C 
Tank:
~ 2000 Liter 
Difficulty:
Animale non indicato per i neofiti 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Related species at
Catalog of Life
:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2013-06-26 01:06:01 

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Prionurus punctatus T. N. Gill, 1862

Prionurus punctatus, also known as Yellowtail Surgeonfish, is found in coral reefs from the Gulf of California to El Salvador.

The Yellowtail Surgeonfish has an overall gray appearance with its entire body being covered with dense small black spots. It has a bright yellow tail making for an easy identification. The Yellowtail Surgeonfish has a dark bar running horizontally through the eye and another through the shoulder. It has three pairs of white bony scalpel-like plates along the sides of the tail base.

Prionurus punctatus feed on Benthic algae. In an aquarium they must be fed frequently, mainly vegetables.

Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Acanthuridae
Species: Prionurus punctatus



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