Acanthurus thompsoni, Thompson's surgeonfish : aquarium

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Acanthurus thompsoni (Fowler, 1923)

Thompson's surgeonfish
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Actinopterygii (strålfeniga fiskar) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Acanthuridae (Surgeonfishes, tangs, unicornfishes) > Acanthurinae
Etymology: Acanthurus: Greek, akantha = thorn + Greek, oura = tail (Ref. 45335).  More on author: Fowler.

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ekologi

; marina; brackvatten revassocierade; djupintervall 4 - 119 m (Ref. 58302), usually 5 - 70 m (Ref. 27115).   Tropical; 24°C - 27°C (Ref. 27115); 23°N - 29°S, 32°E - 124°W

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Indo-Pacific: East Africa, including the Mascarene Islands (Ref. 37792) to the Hawaiian, Marquesan, and Ducie islands, north to southern Japan, south to Rapa (Austral Islands). The Indian Ocean population is without the white caudal fin.

Size / Vikt / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 27.0 cm TL hane/ej könsbestämd; (Ref. 3145)

Short description Morfologi | Morfometri

Taggstrålar i ryggfenan (totalt): 9; Mjukstrålar i ryggfenan (totalt): 23-26; Taggstrålar i analfenan 3; Mjukstrålar i analfenan: 23 - 26. Body uniformly brown to dark brown; caudal fin pale in color (snow white in live fishes). Small, dark spot below and adjacent to axil of pectoral fin. Anterior gill rakers 15-18; posterior 14-16. Snout length 7.9 to 8.2 times in SL. Least depth of caudal peduncle 2.2 to 2.5 times in head length (Ref 9808).

Biologi     Ordlista (t.ex. epibenthic)

This occasionally schooling species occurs in steep outer reef slopes and drop-offs (Ref. 1602, 48637). Benthopelagic over coral and sand (Ref. 58302). Feeds on zooplankton, particularly large gelatinous forms, and on fish eggs and crustaceans (Ref. 1920).

Life cycle and mating behavior Könsmognad | Reproduktion | Lek | Ägg | Fecundity | Larver

Main reference Upload your references | referenser | Koordinator : Randall, John E. | Medarbetare

Randall, J.E., 1956. A revision of the surgeonfish genus Acanthurus. Pac. Sci. 10(2):159-235. (Ref. 1920)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)

  Least Concern (LC) ; Date assessed: 04 May 2010

CITES (Ref. 118484)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





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Estimates based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 24.6 - 28.8, mean 27.6 (based on 1218 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Trofisk nivå (Ref. 69278):  3.6   ±0.41 se; Based on food items.
Resiliens (Ref. 120179):  Hög, lägsta populationsfördubblingstid mindre än 15 månader (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low to moderate vulnerability (25 of 100) .