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Acanthurus blochii

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Acanthurus blochii was originally described as Acanthurus blochii by Valenciennes in 1835. It belongs to the family Acanthuridae and subfamily Acanthurinae. It is commonly known as Ringtail surgeonfish but has many other common names such as in Australia as Ringtail surgeonfish, in USA (contiguous states) as Tailring surgeonfish, in Papua New Guinea as Tailring surgeonfish, in Philippines as Labahita, in South Africa as Stertring-doktervis, in South Africa as Tailring surgeon. more common names It is found in Salt water and its distribution is Indo-West Pacific: East Africa and South Africa, Aldabra, Madagascar and Mascarenes east to Hawaiian Islands and Society Islands, north to Ryukyu Islands and Ogasawara Islands, south to Lord Howe Island and New Caledonia.
Species   blochii
AuthorWI   Valenciennes [A.]
AuthorNI   Valenciennes
Qualification   in Cuvier & Valenciennes
Year   1835
Status   Valid
Class  
Osteichthyes Osteichthyes
Order  
Acanthuriformes Acanthuriformes
Family   Acanthuridae
Subfamily  
Acanthurinae Acanthurinae
Genus   Acanthurus
Subgenus   ---

Class   Osteichthyes
Order   Acanthuriformes
Family   Acanthuridae
Subfamily   Acanthurinae
Genus   Acanthurus
Original Name   Acanthurus        
Taxon Name   blochii
Original Combination   Acanthurus blochii
Original Genus  
Original Genus Species   Acanthurus blochii
OriginalSubGenus   Acanthurus
Original Author   Valenciennes
Original AuthorWI   Valenciennes [A.]
Original Qualification   in Cuvier & Valenciennes
Original Year   1835
Original Family  
Original SubFamily   Acanthurinae
Original Level   species
Type Locality   Mauritius, Mascarenes, southwestern Indian Ocean; Seychelles, western Indian Ocean.
Types   Syntypes: MNHN (apparently lost), ZMB 1733 (3) Indian Ocean.
Type Catalogue   Type catalog: Bauchot & Randall 1996:65 [ref. 22195], Paepke 1999:41 [ref. 24282].
Primary Code   ---
Journal   Hist. Nat. Poiss.
Citation   v. 10
Page   209

SubSpecies AuthorWI   ---
Qualification SS   ---

Original QualificationSS   ---

Current Subspecies AuthorWI   ---


Current Genus Species   Acanthurus blochii
Current Species   blochii
Current Genus   Acanthurus
Current AuthorWI   Valenciennes [A.]
Current AuthorNI   Valenciennes
Current Year   1835
Current Family   Acanthuridae
Current Subfamily  
Acanthurinae Acanthurinae

Habitat   reef-associated        
Water   Salt water
Habitat Notes   Occurs in outer lagoon and seaward reefs. Feeds primarily on the algal film covering compacted sand, ingesting the usual component of sand which probably aids in the trituration of the algal food in the thick-walled stomach, Also feeds on diatoms and detr
Depth Range   From 1 to 12 meters.
   
Distribution   Indo-West Pacific: East Africa and South Africa, Aldabra, Madagascar and Mascarenes east to Hawaiian Islands and Society Islands, north to Ryukyu Islands and Ogasawara Islands, south to Lord Howe Island and New Caledonia.

Current Summary   Valid as Acanthurus blochii  Valenciennes 1835. Acanthuridae.
 
Name History   • Questionably a synonym of Acanthurus mata  Cuvier 1829 -- (Randall 1956:219 [ref. 12221]). • Synonym of Acanthurus xanthopterus  Valenciennes 1835 -- (Dor 1984:255 [ref. 29757]). • Valid as Acanthurus blochii  Valenciennes 1835 -- (Randall 1986:813 [ref. 5706], Randall 1988:59 [ref. 14257], Randall et al. 1990:421 [ref. 15987], Francis 1993:167 [ref. 25479], Allen 1997:228 [ref. 23977], Randall et al. 1997:421 [ref. 25919], Myers 1999:269 [ref. 23965], Fricke 1999:535 [ref. 24106], Randall in Randall & Lim 2000:642 [ref. 25122], Nakabo 2000:1330 [ref. 25182], Laboute & Grandperrin 2000:425 [ref. 25191], Allen 2000:123 [ref. 25868], Hutchins 2001:270 [ref. 25841], Hutchins 2001:45 [ref. 25847], Kuiter & Debelius 2001:49 [ref. 26232], Randall 2001:3664 [ref. 26301], Nakabo 2002:1330 [ref. 26193], Allen & Adrim 2003:62 [ref. 26830], Myers & Donaldson 2003:646 [ref. 27495], Lobel & Lobel 2004:76 [ref. 27576], Randall et al. 2004:29 [ref. 27624], Heemstra et al. 2004:3330 [ref. 27945], Heemstra & Heemstra 2004:400 [ref. 28072], Randall 2005:575 [ref. 28239], Mundy 2005:486 [ref. 28379], Allen et al. 2006:1734 [ref. 29094], Randall 2007:420 [ref. 30952], Fricke et al. 2009:106 [ref. 30213], Motomura et al. 2010:226 [ref. 31256], Allen & Erdmann 2012:1019 [ref. 31980], Fricke et al. 2013:270 [ref. 32706]).

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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
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 Bennett [E. T.] 1836Synonym
brevis Acanthurus brevis Poey [F.] 1860Synonym
broussonnetii Acanthurus broussonnetii Desmarest [A. G.] 1823Synonym
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