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Life Science Identifier (LSID):

urn:lsid:biodiversity.org.au:afd.taxon:9581991b-9a2b-4e64-9117-53fab512863e

LSIDs are persistent, location-independent,resource identifiers for uniquely naming biologically significant resources including species names, concepts, occurrences, genes or proteins, or data objects that encode information about them. To put it simply, LSIDs are a way to identify and locate pieces of biological information on the web.

Data Links

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WMS

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http://biocache.ala.org.au/ws/ogc/ows?q=species:Acanthurus nigrofuscus
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Species presence
 Recorded In Australia
 Marine Habitats

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    Source: Australian National Fish Collection Images
    Image by: Australian National Fish Collection, CSIRO
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Description

The Brown Surgeonfish is a fairly drab brown or purple brown colour with small orange spots on its head and throat. The lips are dark brown or black. It has a black spot on the base of the dorsal and anal fins. It has a spine on the tail stem that can cause a painful wound. source: OZ Animals

Online resources

Australian National Fish Collection Images
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Encyclopedia of Life
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OZ Animals
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Reef Life Survey Images
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Seafood Services Australia
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Species Lists

Tropical fish sightings on the Far South Coast NSW
Common / Alternate Name: Dusky surgeon
General comments: Merimbula
Land / Aquatic: Aquatic
RLS profile v3
Abundance: 7.759
Common_Name: Brown surgeonfish;Dusky Surgeonfish; brown surgeonfish
Depth: (0–15 m)
Diet: Algae, Plankton
Distribution: Indo-Pacific, Red Sea south to the Hawaiian islands and Japan to Rapa
Frequency: 2.044
IUCN_Threat_status: Not assessed
Invasive: Not known to be invasive
Max_size: 210 mm
Range: 1431.593
Threats: Subsistence fishing

Names and sources

Accepted name Source
Acanthurus nigrofuscus

Synonyms

Synonyms Source
Chaetodon nigrofuscus Forsskål, 1775 Forsskål, 1775
Published in: Forsskål, P. 1775. Descriptiones animalium avium, amphibiorum, piscium, insectorum, vermium; quae in itinere orientali observavit Petrus Forskål. Post mortem auctoris edidit Carsten Niebuhr. Adjuncta est materia medica kahirina atque tabula maris rubri geographica Hauniae : Mölleri pp. 1-20 + i-xxxiv + 1-164, 43, pls
Teuthis nigrofuscus (Forsskål, 1775) (Forsskål, 1775)
Teuthis nigrofuscus Gmelin, 1789
Published in: Whitley, G.P. 1964. A survey of Australian Ichthyology. Proc. Linn. Soc. N.S.W. Vol. 89 (1) pp. 11-127
Teuthis nigrofuscus Gmelin, 1789: A survey of Australian Ichthyology. Proc. Linn. Soc. N.S.W. Vol. 89 (1) pp. 11-127 Gmelin, 1789
Acanthurus matoides Valenciennes, 1835 Valenciennes, 1835
Published in: Valenciennes, A. in Cuvier, G.L. & Valenciennes, A. 1835. Histoire Naturelle des Poissons Paris : Levrault Vol. 10 pp. 482 pp. pls 280-306
Teuthis nigrofuscus (Forsskål, 1775)
Published in: McCulloch, A.R. 1929. A check-list of the fishes recorded from Australia. Part II. Mem. Aust. Mus. Vol. 5 pp. 145–329

Common Names

Common name Source
Dusky Surgeonfish
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Brown Surgeonfish
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Dusky Surgeon
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Blackspot Surgeonfish
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Brown Surgeon
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Lavender Tang
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Spot-cheeked Surgeonfish
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Working classification

kingdom
ANIMALIA
phylum
CHORDATA
subphylum
VERTEBRATA
suprageneric
GNATHOSTOMATA
suprageneric
PISCES
class
ACTINOPTERYGII
subphylum
EUTELEOSTEI
superorder
ACANTHOPTERYGII
order
PERCIFORMES
suborder
ACANTHUROIDEI
family
ACANTHURIDAE
genus
Acanthurus
species
Acanthurus nigrofuscus  Recorded in Australia

Occurrence records

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