Blue tang surgeonfish

Although the body of the fish can vary in shaded from light to dark blue, both the dorsal fin and the anal fin are covered in bright blue on their edges.

The Blue tang surgeonfish lives in the reef-associated, marine, depth range 2 - 40 m , usually 2 - 18 m environment.

*The blue tang surgeonfish has 9 dorsal spines, 26-28 dorsal soft rays, 3 anal spines, and 24-26 anal soft rays. *The diet of the blue tang surgeonfish consists of only algae. More

comment Share More topicsTang *The blue tang surgeonfish is one member of the surgeonfish family. There are approximately seventy-five other varieties, as well. *Surgeonfish get their name because they have sharp, spines on both sides of their tail that look like a surgeon's scalpel. More

Common names

Acanthurus coeruleus in French (français)
Acanthurus coeruleus in Portuguese (Português)
Acara-úna in Portuguese (Português)
Acaraúna-azul in Portuguese (Português)
Acaraúna-preta in Portuguese (Português)
barbeiro in Portuguese (Português)
Barbeiro-azul in Portuguese (Português)
Barbero in Spanish (español)
Barbero azul in Spanish (español)
Blå kirurgfisk in Danish (dansk)
Blauer Doktorfisch in German (Deutsch)
Blue barber in English
Blue doctor in English
Blue doctorfish in English
Blue tang in English
Blue tang surgeonfish in English
Blur tang in English
Caribische doktersvis in Dutch (Nederlands)
Chirurgien bayolle in French (français)
Chirurgien bleu in French (français)
Cirujano in sp
Cirujano in Spanish (español)
cirujano azul in Spanish (español)
Doctor in Spanish (español)
Kleinfeshi blou in Papiamento
Médico in Spanish (español)
Mėlynasis jūrų chirurgas in Lithuanian (lietuvių kalba)
Navajero in Spanish (español)
Navajón in sp
Navajón in Spanish (español)
Navajón azul in Spanish (español)
Peixe-cirurgião in Portuguese (Português)
Peixe-doutor in Portuguese (Português)
Pokolec turkusowy in Polish (polski)
Sangrador azul in Spanish (español)
Siwizye in Creole, French
Siwizye in Creoles and Pidgins, French
Sous-gé in Creole, French
Sous-gé in Creoles and Pidgins, French
surgeonfish in English
whitecheek surgeonfish in Unknown
Yellow barber in English
yellow doctorfish in English
хирург синий in Russian (русский язык)
蓝刺尾鱼 in Mandarin Chinese
藍刺尾魚 in Mandarin Chinese
黃刺尾魚 in Mandarin Chinese
黄刺尾鱼 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Perciformes
Family : Acanthuridae
Genus : Acanthurus
Species : Acanthurus coeruleus
Authority : Bloch and Schneider, 1801