Paracanthurus hepatus

Paracanthurus hepatus (en) Blue Surgeonfish, Hippo Tang, Regal Tang, Palette Surgeonfish, Flag-Tail Surgeonfish, (de) Paletten Doktorfisch, (nl) Picasso Doktersvis, (fr) Chirurgien Bleu, Chirurgien à Palette
ClassificationAnimalia > Chordata > Actinopterygii > Perciformes > Acanthuridae > Paracanthurus
SpeciesParacanthurus hepatus (Linnaeus, 1766)
Common names(en) Blue Surgeonfish, Hippo Tang, Regal Tang, Palette Surgeonfish, Flag-Tail Surgeonfish, (de) Paletten Doktorfisch, (nl) Picasso Doktersvis, (fr) Chirurgien Bleu, Chirurgien à Palette
Distant relativesAcanthurus achilles, Acanthurus dussumieri, Acanthurus japonicus, Acanthurus leucosternon, Acanthurus sohal, Naso brevirostris, Zebrasoma flavescens, Zebrasoma veliferum and Zebrasoma xanthurum
SizeMaximum 30 cm / 12 inch

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