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Acanthurus bahianus


Acanthurus bahianus was originally described as Acanthurus bahianus by Castelnau in 1855. It belongs to the family Acanthuridae and subfamily Acanthurinae. It is commonly known as Ocean surgeon but has many other common names such as in USA (contiguous states) as ocean surgeon, in Bahamas as Ocean surgeon, in Barbados as Ocean tang, in Cuba as Barbero, in Dominica as Ocean surgeon, in Dominica as Siwizye. more common names It is found in Salt water and its distribution is Western and central Atlantic.
Species   bahianus
AuthorWI   Castelnau [F. L. de]
AuthorNI   Castelnau
Qualification   ---
Year   1855
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   bahianus
Original Combination   Acanthurus bahianus
Original Genus  
Original Genus Species   Acanthurus bahianus
OriginalSubGenus   Acanthurus
Original Author   Castelnau
Original AuthorWI   Castelnau [F. L. de]
Original Qualification   ---
Original Year   1855
Original Family  
Original SubFamily   Acanthurinae
Original Level   species
Type Locality   Bahia, Brazil.
Type Catalogue   Type catalog: Bauchot & Randall 1996:56 [ref. 22195].
Primary Code   Holotype (unique)
Primary Type   MNHN A-7078
Journal   Exped. Amer. Sud.
Citation   v. 2
Page   24
Illustrations   Pl. 11 (fig. 1)

SubSpecies AuthorWI   ---
Qualification SS   ---

Original QualificationSS   ---

Current Subspecies AuthorWI   ---

Current Genus Species   Acanthurus bahianus
Current Species   bahianus
Current Genus   Acanthurus
Current AuthorWI   Castelnau [F. L. de]
Current AuthorNI   Castelnau
Current Year   1855
Current Family   Acanthuridae
Current Subfamily  
Acanthurinae Acanthurinae

Habitat reef-associated        
Water Salt water
Habitat Notes Occurs on hard sustrates in shallow water. Occasionally found in slightly deeper water. Usually occurs in groups of five or more individuals. Mainly diurnal species. Feeds on algae. Frequently associated with the doctorfish (Ref. 9710). Marketed fresh.
Depth Range From 2 to 40 meters.
Distribution Western and central Atlantic.

Current Summary   Valid as Acanthurus bahianus  Castelnau 1855. Acanthuridae.
Name History   • Valid as Acanthurus bahianus  Castelnau 1855 -- (Randall 1956:225 [ref. 12221], Robins & Ray 1986:256 [ref. 23100], Edwards & Glass 1987:664 [ref. 9166], Desoutter 1990:962 [ref. 18967], Cervigón 1992:251 [ref. 23827], Cervigón 1994:213 [ref. 24488], Aguilera 1998:52 [ref. 24221], Smith-Vaniz et al. 1999:321 [ref. 25013], Schmitter-Soto et al. 2000:168 [ref. 27754], Gasparini & Floeter 2001:1646 [ref. 25634], Rocha & Rosa 2001:992 [ref. 25909], Kuiter & Debelius 2001:65 [ref. 26232], Rocha et al. 2002:244 [ref. 25914], Smith-Vaniz et al. 2002:104 [ref. 26570], Collette et al. 2003:124 [ref. 26784], Randall 2003:1803 [ref. 27098], Moura & Menezes in Menezes et al. 2003:100 [ref. 27192], Smith et al. 2003:66 [ref. 27621], Nelson et al. 2004:174 [ref. 27807], McEachran & Fechhelm 2005:742 [ref. 28815], Matamoros et al. 2009:26 [ref. 31241], Bernal & Rocha 2011:66 [ref. 31336] with modified range, Smith-Vaniz & Jelks 2014:82 [ref. 33341], Wirtz et al. 2014:10 [ref. 33516]).

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achilles Acanthurus achilles Shaw [G.] 1803Valid
albipectoralis Acanthurus albipectoralis Allen [G. R.] & Ayling [A. M.] 1987Valid
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
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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