Eyestripe surgeonfish

Acanthurus dussumieri is a Tang from the Indo-Pacific.

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The Eyestripe surgeonfish lives in the reef-associated, marine, depth range 4 - 131 m , usually 9 - 130 m environment.

The Eyestripe Surgeonfish or Pencilled Surgeonfish is one very big fish and not for the average aquarium. It has a nice personality, is a hardy fish, and gets more beautiful as it gets larger. More

Not surprisingly, the Eyestripe Surgeonfish is named after the yellow stripe through the eyes. This tropical species has a white spine on the caudal peduncle. More

The Whitespine Surgeonfish aka Eyestripe Surgeonfish is easy to recognize by its distinctive coloratrions as seen in the photo above. Like all species of Surgeonfish there is a spine just before the tailfin. More

This is an eyestripe surgeonfish that has a very sharp spine at the base of its tail. Notice the coloration that draws your attention to this effective defense - that little white thing where the tail attaches to the body. More

Common names

Angangaldit in Bikol
Augenstreifen-Doktorfisch in German (Deutsch)
Bagata in Gela
Bakwak in Tagalog
Bakwak in Visayan
Balagi in Fijian (vosa Vakaviti)
Bit in English
Bit in Fwâi
Chirurgien à lunettes jaunes in French (français)
Chirurgien couronné in French (français)
Chirurgien de Duss in French (français)
Chirurgien de dussumier in French (français)
Cirugien bleu in Creole, French
Cirugien bleu in Creoles and Pidgins, French
Cirurgião coroado in Portuguese (Português)
Dryžakis jūrų chirurgas in Lithuanian (lietuvių kalba)
Dussumier's surgeonfish in English
Eye-stripe surgeonfish in English
Eyestripe surgeonfish in English
Gamashuwag in Austronesian (Other)
Gamashuwag in Carolinian
Hangsa in Other
Hawaiian surgeonfish in English
Hugupao dankulo in Austronesian (Other)
Hugupao dankulo in Carolinian
Indagan in Chavacano
Indangan in Agutaynen
Indangan in Cebuano
Indangan in Maranao/Samal/Tao Sug
Indangan in Surigaonon
Indangan in Tagalog
Indangan in Visayan
Kadlitan in Cebuano
Kadlitan in Kuyunon
Kadlitan in Waray-waray
Kangaja in Swahili (Kiswahili)
Kaxan in Somali (Soomaaliga)
Labahita in Ilokano
Labahita in Kuyunon
Labahita in Tagalog
Lablabahita in Pangasinan
Madlit in Kagayanen
Malawi in Misima-Paneati
Mamlad in Hiligaynon
Mongit in Davawenyo
Mungit in Cebuano
Mungit in Maranao/Samal/Tao Sug
Mungit in Surigaonon
Mungit in Tagalog
Mungit in Visayan
Navajón coronado in Spanish (español)
Nise-kanranhagi in Japanese (日本語)
Ornate sturgeonfish in English
Ornate surgeonfish in English
Øjestribet kirurgfisk in Danish (dansk)
Palani in English
Palani in Hawaiian
Papakol in Tagalog
Penciled surgeonfish in English
Pencilled surgeon in English
pencilled surgeonfish in English
Picot kanak in French (français)
Potlood-doktervis in Afrikaans
Salingkupaw in Bikol
Sovahan in Tagalog
Sovahan in Visayan
Surahan in Waray-waray
Tagbago in Davawenyo
Tayan in Misima-Paneati
杜氏刺尾鯛 in Mandarin Chinese
杜氏刺尾鲷 in Mandarin Chinese
正吊 in Mandarin Chinese
眼紋倒吊 in Mandarin Chinese
眼纹倒吊 in Mandarin Chinese
粗皮仔 in Mandarin Chinese
額帶刺尾魚 in Mandarin Chinese
额带刺尾鱼 in Mandarin Chinese

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Order : Perciformes
Family : Acanthuridae
Genus : Acanthurus
Species : Acanthurus dussumieri
Authority : Valenciennes, 1835