Brown surgeonfish

Acanthurus nigrofuscus or the Brown surgeonfish is a tang from the Indo-Pacific.

The Brown surgeonfish lives in the reef-associated, marine, depth range 0 - 25 m , usually 2 - 25 m environment.

The Brown Surgeonfish is the smallest and least colorful of its genus, but makes up for this by its more peaceful demeanor with other tank mates! Due to its relatively small size, the Brown Surgeonfish or Lavender Tang is a good More

The Brown Surgeonfish occurs in shallow tropical marine waters of the Indo-Pacific. It is brown to purple-brown with small orange spots on the head and thorax and has a black spot at the rear of the dorsal and anal fin bases. More

Acanthurus nigrofuscus or the Brown surgeonfish is a tang from the Indo-Pacific. It occasionally makes its way into the aquarium trade. It grows to a size of 21cm in length. References - * "Acanthurus nigrofuscus". FishBase. More

Brown Surgeonfish displaying aggression Feeding behavior and ecology The feeding behavior and ecology of the Brown Surgeonfish vary greatly according to local conditions. More

The diet of the Powder Brown Surgeonfish diet should consist of freeze-dried worms, brine shrimp, algae, and vegetarian items such as Spirulina, zucchini, broccoli, leaf lettuce, and dried seaweed. Feed three times daily. Photo courtesy of T.F.H. Publications, publishers of the Burgess Atlas. More

Common names

Bakwak in Tagalog
Bakwak in Visayan
Balagi in Fijian (vosa Vakaviti)
Bit in English
Bit in Kumak
Blackspot surgeonfish in English
Bluelined surgeonfish in Unknown
Bobona in Gela
Brown surgeon in English
Brown surgeonfish in English
Bruin doktervis in Afrikaans
Brun kirurgfisk in Danish (dansk)
Chirurgien brun in French (français)
Cirurgião castanho in Portuguese (Português)
dridri in Fijian (vosa Vakaviti)
dusky surgeonfish in English
Elongate surgeonfish in Unknown
Hami in Tuamotuan
Hangsa in Other
Hugupao dankulo in Austronesian (Other)
Hugupao dankulo in Carolinian
Ig-angung in Austronesian (Other)
Ig-angung in Carolinian
Indangan in Cebuano
Indangan in Surigaonon
Indangan in Tagalog
Kadlitan in Waray-waray
Kalahandi in Mahl
Kangaja in Swahili (Kiswahili)
Keen in Arabic (‫العربية)
Koli in Tamil (தமிழ்)
Labahita in Ilokano
Labahita in Tagalog
Lavender tang in English
Ma'aua in Tahitian (Reo Mā`ohi)
Maiii in Hawaiian
Maito in Rapa
Maito in Tahitian (Reo Mā`ohi)
Mar-re-fasch in Austronesian (Other)
Mar-re-fasch in Carolinian
Mongit in Davawenyo
Mungit in Cebuano
Mungit in Tagalog
Mungit in Visayan
Mwochepag in Austronesian (Other)
Mwochepag in Carolinian
Naganiza in Japanese (日本語)
Neythala in Malayalam (മലയാളം)
Orohea in Tuamotuan
Pala in Malayalam (മലയാളം)
Palid in Cotabato Chavacano
Ponepone in Samoan (gagana fa'a Samoa)
ringtailed surgeonfish in English
Rykathi in Mahl
Sovahan in Tagalog
Sovahan in Visayan
Spot-cheeked surgeonfish in English
Surahan in Waray-waray
tailring surgeon in English
Teeeo in Marshall
Teeeo in Marshallese (Kajin M̧ajeļ)
whitetailed surgeonfish in English
നെയ് ത്തള  in Malayalam (മലയാളം)
നെയ്തല in Malayalam (മലയാളം)
പല in Malayalam (മലയാളം)
പാള in Malayalam (മലയാളം)
斑面倒吊 in Mandarin Chinese
褐斑刺尾魚 in Mandarin Chinese
褐斑刺尾鯛 in Mandarin Chinese
褐斑刺尾鱼 in Mandarin Chinese
褐斑刺尾鲷 in Mandarin Chinese
馬頭刺尾魚 in Mandarin Chinese
马头刺尾鱼 in Mandarin Chinese

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Order : Perciformes
Family : Acanthuridae
Genus : Acanthurus
Species : Acanthurus nigrofuscus
Authority : Forssk