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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Acanthuridae Surgeonfishes, tangs, unicornfishes
Subfamily: Acanthurinae
Genus: Ctenochaetus

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Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 22 cm TL
Ctenochaetus binotatus Randall, 1955

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Ctenochaetus binotatus
[Twospot surgeonfish]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 16 cm SL
Ctenochaetus cyanocheilus Randall & Clements, 2001

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Ctenochaetus cyanocheilus
[Short-tail bristle-tooth]



Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 16 cm TL
Ctenochaetus flavicauda Fowler, 1938

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Ctenochaetus flavicauda
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Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Ctenochaetus hawaiiensis Randall, 1955

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Ctenochaetus hawaiiensis
[Chevron tang]



Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 27 cm TL
Ctenochaetus marginatus (Valenciennes, 1835)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Ctenochaetus marginatus
[Striped-fin surgeonfish]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 26 cm TL
Ctenochaetus striatus (Quoy & Gaimard, 1825)

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Ctenochaetus striatus
[Striated surgeonfish]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 15 cm SL
Ctenochaetus strigosus (Bennett, 1828)

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Ctenochaetus strigosus
[Spotted surgeonfish]



Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 16 cm SL
Ctenochaetus tominiensis Randall, 1955

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Ctenochaetus tominiensis
[Tomini surgeonfish]



Indian Ocean.
Max. Length 16 cm SL
Ctenochaetus truncatus Randall & Clements, 2001

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Ctenochaetus truncatus
[Indian gold-ring bristle-tooth]



9 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Ctenochaetus binotatus Twospot surgeonfish Indo-Pacific 22 TL 1955
Ctenochaetus cyanocheilus Short-tail bristle-tooth Western Pacific 16 SL 2001
Ctenochaetus flavicauda Western Central Pacific 16 TL 1938
Ctenochaetus hawaiiensis Chevron tang Pacific Ocean 25 TL 1955
Ctenochaetus marginatus Striped-fin surgeonfish Pacific Ocean 27 TL 1835
Ctenochaetus striatus Striated surgeonfish Indo-Pacific 26 TL 1825
Ctenochaetus strigosus Spotted surgeonfish Eastern Central Pacific 15 SL 1828
Ctenochaetus tominiensis Tomini surgeonfish Western Central Pacific 16 SL 1955
Ctenochaetus truncatus Indian gold-ring bristle-tooth Indian Ocean. 16 SL 2001



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