Yellowspotted sawtail

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Yellowspotted sawtail
Prionurus maculatus (Yellowspotted sawtail).gif
Drawing by Dr Tony Ayling
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Acanthuridae
Genus: Prionurus
Species: P. maculatus
Binomial name
Prionurus maculatus
J. D. Ogilby, 1887

The yellowspotted sawtail, Prionurus maculatus, is a tang of the family Acanthuridae, found in the southwest Pacific Ocean.


  • Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2006). "Prionurus maculatus" in FishBase. May 2006 version.
  • Tony Ayling & Geoffrey Cox, Collins Guide to the Sea Fishes of New Zealand, (William Collins Publishers Ltd, Auckland, New Zealand 1982) ISBN 0-00-216987-8