Acanthurus blochii

Acanthurus blochii (ringtail surgeonfish) is a marine reef tang in the fish family Acanthuridae. The fish grow to a maximum length of 45 cm (18 in). It lives in the Indo-Pacific, with a depth range from 2–15 meters deep. Adults can be found in outer lagoons and seaweed reefs, in small groups, and feed on algae.[1]

Ringtail surgeonfish
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Acanthuriformes
Family: Acanthuridae
Genus: Acanthurus
A. blochii
Binomial name
Acanthurus blochii


  1. ^ "Acanthurus blochii summary page". FishBase. Retrieved 2019-03-03.

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