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

(See list of species below)



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9 species (see list below)

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Photo by Randall, J.E.

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

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Ctenochaetus binotatus
[Twospot surgeonfish]

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

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Ctenochaetus cyanocheilus
[Short-tail bristle-tooth]

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Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 11.8 cm SL
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]

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

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Ctenochaetus marginatus
[Striped-fin surgeonfish]

Photo by Field, R.

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

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Ctenochaetus striatus
[Striated surgeonfish]

Photo by Schneidewind, F.

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 14.6 cm SL
Ctenochaetus strigosus (Bennett, 1828)

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Ctenochaetus strigosus
[Spotted surgeonfish]

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

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Ctenochaetus tominiensis
[Tomini surgeonfish]

Photo by Schneidewind, F.

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

Photo by Schneidewind, F.
 
Ctenochaetus truncatus
[Indian gold-ring bristle-tooth]
9 Species of Family Acanthuridae with Genus Ctenochaetus
(Surgeonfishes, tangs, unicornfishes)
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1955 Ctenochaetus binotatus Twospot surgeonfish Indo-Pacific 22 TL
2001 Ctenochaetus cyanocheilus Short-tail bristle-tooth Western Pacific 16 SL
1938 Ctenochaetus flavicauda Western Central Pacific 11.8 SL
1955 Ctenochaetus hawaiiensis Chevron tang Pacific Ocean 25 TL
1835 Ctenochaetus marginatus Striped-fin surgeonfish Pacific Ocean 27 TL
1825 Ctenochaetus striatus Striated surgeonfish Indo-Pacific 26 TL
1828 Ctenochaetus strigosus Spotted surgeonfish Eastern Central Pacific 14.6 SL
1955 Ctenochaetus tominiensis Tomini surgeonfish Western Central Pacific 16 SL
2001 Ctenochaetus truncatus Indian gold-ring bristle-tooth Indian Ocean. 16 SL



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