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Acanthurus albipectoralis

Allen & Ayling

Acanthurus albipectoralis was originally described as Acanthurus albipectoralis by Allen & Ayling in 1987. It belongs to the family Acanthuridae and subfamily Acanthurinae. It is commonly known as Whitefin surgeonfish and is known in Australia as Whitefin surgeonfish, in Micronesia, Federated States as Whitefin surgeonfish. more common names It is found in Salt water and its distribution is Southwestern Pacific.
Species   albipectoralis
AuthorWI   Allen [G. R.] & Ayling [A. M.]
AuthorNI   Allen & Ayling
Qualification   ---
Year   1987
Status   Valid
Osteichthyes Osteichthyes
Acanthuriformes Acanthuriformes
Family   Acanthuridae
Acanthurinae Acanthurinae
Genus   Acanthurus
Subgenus   ---

Class   Osteichthyes
Order   Acanthuriformes
Family   Acanthuridae
Subfamily   Acanthurinae
Genus   Acanthurus
Original Name   Acanthurus        
Taxon Name   albipectoralis
Original Combination   Acanthurus albipectoralis
Original Genus  
Original Genus Species   Acanthurus albipectoralis
OriginalSubGenus   Acanthurus
Original Author   Allen & Ayling
Original AuthorWI   Allen [G. R.] & Ayling [A. M.]
Original Qualification   ---
Original Year   1987
Original Family  
Original SubFamily   Acanthurinae
Original Level   species
Type Locality   Swain Reef, Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Australia, 20°57'S, 152°15'E, depth 5 meters.
Types   Paratypes: WAM P.28537-001 (1).
Type Catalogue   Type catalog: Hutchins & Smith 1991:43 [ref. 19335], Moore et al. 2008:50 [ref. 30117].
Primary Code   Holotype
Primary Type   QM I.22341
Journal   Mem. Mus. Victoria
Citation   v. 48 (no. 1)
Page   15
Illustrations   Fig. 1

SubSpecies AuthorWI   ---
Qualification SS   ---

Original QualificationSS   ---

Current Subspecies AuthorWI   ---

Current Genus Species   Acanthurus albipectoralis
Current Species   albipectoralis
Current Genus   Acanthurus
Current AuthorWI   Allen [G. R.] & Ayling [A. M.]
Current AuthorNI   Allen & Ayling
Current Year   1987
Current Family   Acanthuridae
Current Subfamily  
Acanthurinae Acanthurinae

Habitat reef-associated        
Water Salt water
Habitat Notes Found off steep outer-reef escarpments. May be solitary but most commonly seen in small aggregations feeding on zooplankton well off the bottom.
Depth Range From 5 to 20 meters.
Distribution Southwestern Pacific.

Current Summary   Valid as Acanthurus albipectoralis  Allen & Ayling 1987. Acanthuridae.
Name History   • Valid as Acanthurus albipectoralis  Allen & Ayling 1987 -- (Randall et al. 1990:420 [ref. 15987], Allen 1997:228 [ref. 23977], Randall et al. 1997:420 [ref. 25919], Laboute & Grandperrin 2000:424 [ref. 25191], Kuiter & Debelius 2001:41 [ref. 26232], Randall 2001:3664 [ref. 26301], Randall et al. 2004:29 [ref. 27624], Randall 2005:575 [ref. 28239], Allen et al. 2006:1733 [ref. 29094]).

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achilles Acanthurus achilles Shaw [G.] 1803Valid
albofasciatus Acanthurus albofasciatus Ehrenberg [C. G.] in Rüppell 1829Not available
aliala Acanthurus aliala Lesson [R. P.] 1831Synonym
altivelis Acanthurus altivelis Valenciennes [A.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1835Synonym
annularis Acanthurus annularis Valenciennes [A.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1835Synonym
aquilinus Acanthurus aquilinus (Jordan [D. S.] & Seale [A.] 1906)Synonym
argenteus Acanthurus argenteus Quoy [J. R. C.] & Gaimard [J. P.] 1825Synonym
armiger Acanthurus armiger Valenciennes [A.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1835Synonym
aterrimus Acanthurus aterrimus Günther [A.] 1872Synonym
atramentatus Acanthurus atramentatus (Jordan [D. S.] & Evermann [B. W.] 1905)Not available
atrimentatus Acanthurus atrimentatus (Jordan [D. S.] & Evermann [B. W.] 1903)Synonym
auranticavus Acanthurus auranticavus Randall [J. E.] 1956Valid
aurolineatus Acanthurus aurolineatus Day [F.] 1876Synonym
australis Acanthurus australis (Gray [J. E.] 1827)Synonym
bahianus Acanthurus bahianus Castelnau [F. L. de] 1855Valid
barav Acanthurus barav Montrouzier [X.] 1857Not available
bariene Acanthurus bariene Lesson [R. P.] 1831Valid
bicommatus Acanthurus bicommatus Smith [J. L. B.] 1956Synonym
bipunctatus Acanthurus bipunctatus Günther [A.] 1861Synonym
bishopi Acanthurus bishopi (Bryan [W. A.] & Herre [A. W. C. T.] 1903)Synonym
bleekeri Acanthurus bleekeri Günther [A.] 1861Synonym
blochii Acanthurus blochii Valenciennes [A.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1835Valid
blochii Acanthurus blochii Bennett [E. T.] 1836Synonym
brevis Acanthurus brevis Poey [F.] 1860Synonym
broussonnetii Acanthurus broussonnetii Desmarest [A. G.] 1823Synonym
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