CONVICT SURGEONFISH FACTS
The Convict Surgeonfish is olive grey with four vertical black stripes on the body, one on the head, and a short stripe on the tail stem. The background color is whiter on the belly, and there is often a sharp division between the paler underside and darker dorsal regions. It has a sharp spine on each side of tail stem.
lagoons, seaward reefs with rock or rubble floor. Juveniles are found in lagoons and tidal pools.
algae. Often feeds in large schools.
During spawning, the eggs and sperm are preyed on by eagle rays.
The Convict Surgeonfish is found throughout much of the Indo-Pacific region.
|Common Name:||Convict Surgeonfish|
Relatives in same Genus
Dark Surgeon (A. blochii)
Eyestripe Surgeonfish (A. dussumieri)
Striped Surgeonfish (A. lineatus)
Brown Surgeonfish (A. nigrofuscus)
Orangeband Surgeonfish (A. olivaceus)