Acanthurus leucosternon

Acanthurus leucosternon (en) Powder Blue Tang, Blue Surgeonfish, (de) Pazifik Weißkehldoktor, (nl) Witkeel / Witbuik Doktersvis, (fr) Chirurgien à poitrine blanche
ClassificationAnimalia > Chordata > Actinopterygii > Perciformes > Acanthuridae > Acanthurus
SpeciesAcanthurus leucosternon (Bennett, 1833)
Common names(en) Powder Blue Tang, Blue Surgeonfish, (de) Pazifik Weißkehldoktor, (nl) Witkeel / Witbuik Doktersvis, (fr) Chirurgien à poitrine blanche
Close relativesA. achilles, A. dussumieri, A. japonicus and A. sohal
Distant relativesNaso brevirostris, Paracanthurus hepatus, Zebrasoma flavescens, Zebrasoma veliferum and Zebrasoma xanthurum
DiseasesProne to infections
AggressionVery territorial towards same species
SizeMaximum 55 cm / 21.5 inch
CommentsThe powder blue tang in captivity is very susceptible to marine itch (Cryptocaryon irritans) and should therefore be quarantined en adequately treated before being introduced in a display tank.
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