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Blue Surgeonfish
Paracanthurus hepatus (Linnaeus, 1766)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Actinopterygii - ray-finned fishes »  order Perciformes - perch-likes »  family Acanthuridae - surgeonfishes and unicornfishes »  genus Paracanthurus

Scientific synonyms

Acanthurus hepatus
Acanthurus theuthis Lacépède, 1802
Paracanthurus theuthis (Lacépède, 1802)
Teuthis hepatus

Other names

= Blue Tang
= Common Surgeon
= Doctorfish
= Flagtail Surgeonfish
= Hepatus Tang
= Indo-pacific Bluetang
= Palette Surgeon
= Palette Surgeonfish
= Wedge-tailed Tang

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