Acanthurus triostegus

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Acanthurus triostegus
Convict Surgeonfish, Acanthurus triostegus.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Acanthuridae
Genus: Acanthurus
A. triostegus
Binomial name
Acanthurus triostegus
Acanthurus triostegus range.png

Teuthis elegans Garman, 1899

Acanthurus triostegus (convict tang or convict surgeonfish) is a small surgeonfish in family Acanthuridae of the order Perciformes. It is typically about 10 cm (3.9 in) long, but some individuals may grow larger than 20 cm.[1]These tangs are widespread. They are found in the Indo-Pacific except for seas around the Arabian Peninsula, in the Pacific at the Hawaiian Islands, and in the Eastern Pacific they are found in the lower Gulf of California and down to Panama, including the Revillagigedo Islands, Clipperton Island, Cocos Islands, and Galápagos Islands with some reports throughout the Mediterranean and Adriatic Sea.


  1. ^ a b McIlwain, J., Choat, J.H., Abesamis, R., Clements, K.D., Myers, R., Nanola, C., Rocha, L.A., Russell, B. & Stockwell, B. (2012). Acanthurus triostegus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2012.RLTS.T177965A1504553.en

External links[edit]

  • "Acanthurus triostegus". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 30 January 2006.
  • Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2005). "Acanthurus triostegus" in FishBase. 10 2005 version.