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Australian Surgeonfish



Surgeonfishes

Brown Surgeonfish
(Acanthurus nigrofuscus)
Brown Surgeonfish
The Brown Surgeonfish is a fairly drab brown or purple brown colour with small orange spots on its head and throat. The lips are dark brown or black. It has a black spot on the base of the dorsal and anal fins. It has a spine on the tail stem that... Click to continue>
Convict Surgeonfish
(Acanthurus triostegus)
Convict Surgeonfish
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... Click to continue>
Dark Surgeon
(Acanthurus blochii)
Dark Surgeon
The Dark Surgeon is gray, blue or brownish with a yellow spot behind the eye. The tail is blue with a white bar at the base of the tail. There is a lighter blue-gray patch around mouth. Click to continue>
Eyestripe Surgeonfish
(Acanthurus dussumieri)
Eyestripe Surgeonfish
The Eye stripe Surgeonfish has a yellow brown to gray brown body with fine with irregular blue lines . It has a yellow spot behind the eye, and a yellow band through the eye. The dorsal and anal fins are yellow with blue edges and a blue stripe at... Click to continue>
Orangeband Surgeonfish
(Acanthurus olivaceus)
Orangeband Surgeonfish
The adult Orangeband Surgeonfish is grayish brown. The head and front half of the body are paler than the back half of the body with a well defined separation of the two shades. There is a bright orange band with dark purple or black border running... Click to continue>
Striped Surgeonfish
(Acanthurus lineatus)
Striped Surgeonfish
The Striped Surgeonfish has a yellowish head and body with prominent horizontal blue stripes edged with black. On the head, the stripes converge around the eye. The lower part of the body is pale blue. The tail is black with blue margins. It has a... Click to continue>
Bluespine Unicornfish
(Naso unicornis)
Bluespine Unicornfish
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Whitemargin Unicornfish
(Naso annulatus)
Whitemargin Unicornfish
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Blue Tang
(Paracanthurus hepatus)
Blue Tang
The Blue Tang is well known as Dory, the forgetful fish from the Disney/Pixar movie "Finding Nemo". The Blue Tang is a member of the surgeonfish family. It is easily recognised by its blue body with black markings and yellow triangle marking on the... Click to continue>
Sailfin Tang
(Zebrasoma veliferum)
Sailfin Tang
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