Acanthurus japonicus

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Acanthurus japonicus
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The Japan Surgeonfish (Acanthurus japonicus)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Acanthuridae
Genus: Acanthurus
Species: A. japonicus
Binomial name
Acanthurus japonicus
(P. J. Schmidt, 1931)

Acanthurus japonicus is a Tang from the Indo-West Pacific. It occasionally makes its way into the aquarium trade. It grows to a size of 21 cm in length. It is also known as Japan Surgeonfish, White-faced Surgeonfish, Gold rim tang, Powder brown tang and White-nose Surgeonfish.

It is easily found in the shallow water reef area of Green Island, a famous diving site located 33 km (21 miles) away from the southeast coast of Taiwan.

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