WoRMS taxon details

Acanthurus lineatus (Linnaeus, 1758)

159582  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:159582)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
(of Chaetodon lineatus Linnaeus, 1758) Linnaeus, C. (1758). <i>Systema Naturae per regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis</i>. Editio decima, reformata [10th revised edition], vol. 1: 824 pp. Laurentius Salvius: Holmiae. , available online at https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/726886 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
Description A territorial species (Ref. 167) which is common in surge zones of exposed seaward reefs of less than 3 m. The large males...  
Description A territorial species (Ref. 167) which is common in surge zones of exposed seaward reefs of less than 3 m. The large males control well-defined feeding territories and harems of females (Ref. 1602). The species is almost continually in motion. Herbivorous but also feeds on crustaceans (Ref. 5503). The venomous caudal spine can cause painful wounds.  [details]

Distribution Indo-Pacific: eastern Africa to the Hawaiian, Marquesan and Tuamotu islands, north to southern Japan, south to the Great...  
Distribution Indo-Pacific: eastern Africa to the Hawaiian, Marquesan and Tuamotu islands, north to southern Japan, south to the Great Barrier Reef and New Caledonia; throughout Micronesia; replaced by the closely related A. sohal in the Red Sea [details]
Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2019). FishBase. Acanthurus lineatus (Linnaeus, 1758). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=159582 on 2019-08-19
Date
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2005-05-30 09:27:08Z
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2008-01-15 17:27:08Z
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original description  (of Chaetodon lineatus Linnaeus, 1758) Linnaeus, C. (1758). <i>Systema Naturae per regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis</i>. Editio decima, reformata [10th revised edition], vol. 1: 824 pp. Laurentius Salvius: Holmiae. , available online at https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/726886 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

context source (Deepsea) Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO. The Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS), available online at http://www.iobis.org/ [details]   

additional source Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2019). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. version (02/2019)., available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   

additional source Liu J.Y. [Ruiyu] (ed.). (2008). Checklist of marine biota of China seas. <em>China Science Press.</em> 1267 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

From other sources
Description A territorial species (Ref. 167) which is common in surge zones of exposed seaward reefs of less than 3 m. The large males control well-defined feeding territories and harems of females (Ref. 1602). The species is almost continually in motion. Herbivorous but also feeds on crustaceans (Ref. 5503). The venomous caudal spine can cause painful wounds.  [details]

Diet Herbivorous but also feeds on crustaceans  [details]

Distribution Indo-Pacific: eastern Africa to the Hawaiian, Marquesan and Tuamotu islands, north to southern Japan, south to the Great Barrier Reef and New Caledonia; throughout Micronesia; replaced by the closely related A. sohal in the Red Sea [details]

Habitat nektonic [details]

Habitat A territorial species which is common in surge zones of exposed seaward reefs. [details]

Importance Social- Commercial, fishery, aquarium [details]

Reproduction Form spawning aggregations  [details]
 

LanguageName 
English lined surgeonfish  [details]
Japanese ニジハギ  [details]
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