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Acanthuridae family (Surgeonfishes, Tangs, and Unicornfishes)
Life (root) » Animalia (Animals) » Chordata (Chordates) » Vertebrata (Vertebrataes) » Actinopterygii (Ray-finned Fishes) » Perciformes (Perch-like Fishes) » Acanthuridae (Surgeonfishes, Tangs, and Unicornfishes)

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Surgeonfishes, Tangs, and Unicornfishes
Acanthuridae family
Location: Lehua Crater, Kauai County, HI
Photo Date: 6/14/2008
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Acanthurus triostegus (Convict Surgeonfish)
Life (root) » Animalia (Animals) » Chordata (Chordates) » Vertebrata (Vertebrataes) » Actinopterygii (Ray-finned Fishes) » Perciformes (Perch-like Fishes) » Acanthuridae (Surgeonfishes, Tangs, and Unicornfishes) » Acanthurinae (Surgeonfishes and Tangs) » Acanthurus » Acanthurus triostegus (Convict Surgeonfish)

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Convict Surgeonfish
Acanthurus triostegus
Location: Midway Atoll, United States
Photo Date: 6/25/2008
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Convict Surgeonfish
Acanthurus triostegus
Location: Oahu County, HI
Photo Date: 1/6/2008




Acanthurus coeruleus (Atlantic Blue Tang)
Life (root) » Animalia (Animals) » Chordata (Chordates) » Vertebrata (Vertebrataes) » Actinopterygii (Ray-finned Fishes) » Perciformes (Perch-like Fishes) » Acanthuridae (Surgeonfishes, Tangs, and Unicornfishes) » Acanthurinae (Surgeonfishes and Tangs) » Acanthurus » Acanthurus coeruleus (Atlantic Blue Tang)

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Atlantic Blue Tang
Acanthurus coeruleus
Location: Loggerhead Key, Dry Tortugas National Park, Monroe County, FL
Photo Date: 7/12/2010


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Atlantic Blue Tang
Acanthurus coeruleus
Location: Dry Tortugas, United States
Photo Date: 7/16/2009


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Atlantic Blue Tang
Acanthurus coeruleus
Location: Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
Photo Date: 7/13/2009




Acanthurus olivaceus (Orangeblotch Surgeonfish)
Life (root) » Animalia (Animals) » Chordata (Chordates) » Vertebrata (Vertebrataes) » Actinopterygii (Ray-finned Fishes) » Perciformes (Perch-like Fishes) » Acanthuridae (Surgeonfishes, Tangs, and Unicornfishes) » Acanthurinae (Surgeonfishes and Tangs) » Acanthurus » Acanthurus olivaceus (Orangeblotch Surgeonfish)

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Orangeblotch Surgeonfish
Acanthurus olivaceus
Location: Midway Atoll, United States
Photo Date: 6/25/2008
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Orangeblotch Surgeonfish
Acanthurus olivaceus
Location: Honolulu County, HI
Photo Date: 1/13/2008
ID Confidence: 90




Acanthurus xanthopterus (Yellowfin Surgeonfish)
Life (root) » Animalia (Animals) » Chordata (Chordates) » Vertebrata (Vertebrataes) » Actinopterygii (Ray-finned Fishes) » Perciformes (Perch-like Fishes) » Acanthuridae (Surgeonfishes, Tangs, and Unicornfishes) » Acanthurinae (Surgeonfishes and Tangs) » Acanthurus » Acanthurus xanthopterus (Yellowfin Surgeonfish)

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Yellowfin Surgeonfish
Acanthurus xanthopterus
Location: Cocos Island, Cost Rica
Photo Date: 6/30/2009




Acanthurus dussumieri (Eyestripe Surgeonfish)
Life (root) » Animalia (Animals) » Chordata (Chordates) » Vertebrata (Vertebrataes) » Actinopterygii (Ray-finned Fishes) » Perciformes (Perch-like Fishes) » Acanthuridae (Surgeonfishes, Tangs, and Unicornfishes) » Acanthurinae (Surgeonfishes and Tangs) » Acanthurus » Acanthurus dussumieri (Eyestripe Surgeonfish)

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Eyestripe Surgeonfish
Acanthurus dussumieri
Location: West Coast, Hawaii County, HI
Photo Date: 1/1/2008




Acanthurus nigricans (Whitecheek Surgeonfish)
Life (root) » Animalia (Animals) » Chordata (Chordates) » Vertebrata (Vertebrataes) » Actinopterygii (Ray-finned Fishes) » Perciformes (Perch-like Fishes) » Acanthuridae (Surgeonfishes, Tangs, and Unicornfishes) » Acanthurinae (Surgeonfishes and Tangs) » Acanthurus » Acanthurus nigricans (Whitecheek Surgeonfish)

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Whitecheek Surgeonfish
Acanthurus nigricans
Location: Cocos Island, Cost Rica
Photo Date: 6/30/2009


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Whitecheek Surgeonfish
Acanthurus nigricans
Location: Cocos Island, Cost Rica
Photo Date: 6/30/2009




Acanthurus leucopareius (Whitebar Surgeonfish)
Life (root) » Animalia (Animals) » Chordata (Chordates) » Vertebrata (Vertebrataes) » Actinopterygii (Ray-finned Fishes) » Perciformes (Perch-like Fishes) » Acanthuridae (Surgeonfishes, Tangs, and Unicornfishes) » Acanthurinae (Surgeonfishes and Tangs) » Acanthurus » Acanthurus leucopareius (Whitebar Surgeonfish)

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Whitebar Surgeonfish
Acanthurus leucopareius
Location: Midway Atoll, United States
Photo Date: 6/25/2008
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Whitebar Surgeonfish
Acanthurus leucopareius
Location: Midway Atoll, United States
Photo Date: 6/24/2008
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Whitebar Surgeonfish
Acanthurus leucopareius
Location: Midway Atoll, United States
Photo Date: 6/24/2008
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Zebrasoma flavescens (Yellow Tang)
Life (root) » Animalia (Animals) » Chordata (Chordates) » Vertebrata (Vertebrataes) » Actinopterygii (Ray-finned Fishes) » Perciformes (Perch-like Fishes) » Acanthuridae (Surgeonfishes, Tangs, and Unicornfishes) » Acanthurinae (Surgeonfishes and Tangs) » Zebrasoma (Sailfin Tangs) » Zebrasoma flavescens (Yellow Tang)

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Yellow Tang
Zebrasoma flavescens
Location: West Coast, Hawaii County, HI
Photo Date: 12/30/2007




Ctenochaetus strigosus (Goldring Surgeonfish)
Life (root) » Animalia (Animals) » Chordata (Chordates) » Vertebrata (Vertebrataes) » Actinopterygii (Ray-finned Fishes) » Perciformes (Perch-like Fishes) » Acanthuridae (Surgeonfishes, Tangs, and Unicornfishes) » Acanthurinae (Surgeonfishes and Tangs) » Ctenochaetus (Bristletooth Tangs) » Ctenochaetus strigosus (Goldring Surgeonfish)

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Goldring Surgeonfish
Ctenochaetus strigosus
Location: Midway Atoll, United States
Photo Date: 6/24/2008
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Goldring Surgeonfish
Ctenochaetus strigosus
Location: Lanai County, HI
Photo Date: 12/29/2007




Naso lituratus (Pacific Orange-spine Unicornfish)
Life (root) » Animalia (Animals) » Chordata (Chordates) » Vertebrata (Vertebrataes) » Actinopterygii (Ray-finned Fishes) » Perciformes (Perch-like Fishes) » Acanthuridae (Surgeonfishes, Tangs, and Unicornfishes) » Nasinae (Unicornfishes) » Naso (Unicornfishes) » Naso lituratus (Pacific Orange-spine Unicornfish)

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Pacific Orange-spine Unicornfish
Naso lituratus
Location: Niihau Island, Kauai County, HI
Photo Date: 6/14/2008


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Pacific Orange-spine Unicornfish
Naso lituratus
Location: Lehua Crater, Kauai County, HI
Photo Date: 6/14/2008
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Pacific Orange-spine Unicornfish
Naso lituratus
Location: West Coast, Hawaii County, HI
Photo Date: 12/30/2007
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Naso unicornis (Bluespine Unicornfish)
Life (root) » Animalia (Animals) » Chordata (Chordates) » Vertebrata (Vertebrataes) » Actinopterygii (Ray-finned Fishes) » Perciformes (Perch-like Fishes) » Acanthuridae (Surgeonfishes, Tangs, and Unicornfishes) » Nasinae (Unicornfishes) » Naso (Unicornfishes) » Naso unicornis (Bluespine Unicornfish)

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Bluespine Unicornfish
Naso unicornis
Location: Midway Atoll, United States
Photo Date: 6/25/2008
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Bluespine Unicornfish
Naso unicornis
Location: Midway Atoll, United States
Photo Date: 6/25/2008


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Bluespine Unicornfish
Naso unicornis
Location: Midway Atoll, United States
Photo Date: 6/25/2008
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Bluespine Unicornfish
Naso unicornis
Location: Midway Atoll, United States
Photo Date: 6/24/2008




Naso brevirostris (Paletail Unicornfish)
Life (root) » Animalia (Animals) » Chordata (Chordates) » Vertebrata (Vertebrataes) » Actinopterygii (Ray-finned Fishes) » Perciformes (Perch-like Fishes) » Acanthuridae (Surgeonfishes, Tangs, and Unicornfishes) » Nasinae (Unicornfishes) » Naso (Unicornfishes) » Naso brevirostris (Paletail Unicornfish)

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Paletail Unicornfish
Naso brevirostris
Location: Ko Olina, Oahu County, HI
Photo Date: 1/7/2008
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Prionurus laticlavius (Razor Surgeonfish)
Life (root) » Animalia (Animals) » Chordata (Chordates) » Vertebrata (Vertebrataes) » Actinopterygii (Ray-finned Fishes) » Perciformes (Perch-like Fishes) » Acanthuridae (Surgeonfishes, Tangs, and Unicornfishes) » Prionurinae (Sawtail Surgeonfishes) » Prionurus (Sawtail Surgeonfishes) » Prionurus laticlavius (Razor Surgeonfish)

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Razor Surgeonfish
Prionurus laticlavius
Location: Cocos Island, Cost Rica
Photo Date: 6/29/2009