Taxon profile


surgeonfishes and unicornfishes
Acanthuridae Swainson, 1839

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Actinopterygii - ray-finned fishes »  order Acanthuriformes


Acanthurus sohal - Red Sea Clown Surgeon

Acanthurus sohal - Red Sea Clown Surgeon

Author: Zdeněk Sýkora

Zebrasoma flavescens - Lemon Sailfin

Zebrasoma flavescens - Lemon Sailfin

Author: Milan Kořínek

Paracanthurus hepatus - Blue Surgeonfish

Paracanthurus hepatus - Blue Surgeonfish

Author: Milan Kořínek

Functions restricted to taxon Acanthuridae


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Included taxa

Number of records: 6

genus Acanthurus Forsskål, 1775
genus Ctenochaetus Gill, 1884
genus Naso Lacépède, 1801
genus Paracanthurus Bleeker, 1863
genus Prionurus Lacépède, 1804
genus Zebrasoma Swainson, 1839

Links and literature

CZ AQUATAB. World Wide Web electronic publication [family/2]

Plíštil J. (Ed.) (2009): AQUATAB. World Wide Web electronic publication [] [as Acanthuridae]
Data retrieved on: 17 January 2010
EN Sheiko B.A. (2013): On family-group names of extant fishes and fish-like vertebrates of the world, Explorations of the fauna of the seas. St. Petersburg: Zoological Institute RAS. Vol. 74 (82). P. 1–204. [as Acanthuridae Swainson, 1839]
Data retrieved on: 23 November 2019

Data source info

Froese R., Pauly D. (eds.): FishBase
[Data retrieved on: 16 March 2007]

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