Acanthurus triostegus

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Acanthurus triostegus
Convict Surgeonfish, Acanthurus triostegus.jpg
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Acanthuridae
Genus: Acanthurus
Species: A. triostegus
Binomial name
Acanthurus triostegus
(Linnaeus, 1758)
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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]


  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

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