Yellowfin surgeonfish

The name Yellow-tailed Acanthurus, which is not an Acanthurus in the strict sense of the word since it has been classified in the Hepatus genus, when still young deserves its name since the color of its tail is a beautiful yellow.

The Yellowfin surgeonfish lives in the reef-associated, marine, depth range 22 - 91 m environment.

The Yellowfin Surgeonfish is one very big fish, suited more for a public aquarium or a very large show display than for the average home aquarium! Just about everything to do with the Yellowfin Surgeonfish is extensive and big. More

The Yellowfin surgeonfish or Cuvier's Surgeonfish is one of the species of saltwater sea fish that change color as they get older. More

Yellowfin surgeonfish; Surgeonfish; Yellowfin fringehead; Yellowfin dottyback; Yellowfin seabream; Yellowfin bream; Yellowfin goatfish; Yellowfin damsel; Yellowfin jack; Yellowfin shiner; Yellowfin angelfish; Yellowfin chromis; Yellowfin hind; Yellowfin soldierfish; Yellowfin tuna; Yellowfin parrotfish; Yellowfin drum; Yellowfin snook; Yellowfin madtom; Yellowfin sole; More

Purple Surgeonfish, Yellowfin Surgeonfish, Acanthurus xanthopterus: In July of 2003, my trip was with Eric Brictson, Gordo Banks Pangas, San Jose del Cabo, Baja California Sur, Mexico. Captain Tony and I fished the rocks and reefs north of La Playita. More

Common names

Anfoos in Arabic (‫العربية)
Apalani in Unknown
Bagis in Other
Balagi in Fijian (vosa Vakaviti)
Balagi nawa in Fijian (vosa Vakaviti)
barbero negro in English
barbero negro in Spanish (español)
Bit in English
Bit in Kumak
Bobona pura igu in Gela
Chancho aleta amarilla in Spanish (español)
Chirurgien à nageoires jaunes in French (français)
Chirurgien à pectorale jaune in French (français)
Chirurgien aile jaune in French (français)
Cirujano in sp
cirujano aleta amarilla in Spanish (español)
Cirujano de aleta amarilla in Spanish (español)
Cirurgião barbatana amarela in Portuguese (Português)
Cuvier's Surgeonfish in English
Dabahita in Tagalog
Debam in Malay (bahasa Melayu)
Dengkis in Malay (bahasa Melayu)
Fardh in Arabic (‫العربية)
Faridh in Arabic (‫العربية)
Finelined surgeonfish in English
Gamashuwag in Austronesian (Other)
Gamashuwag in Carolinian
Geelvin-doktervis in Afrikaans
Geltonpelekis jūrų chirurgas in Lithuanian (lietuvių kalba)
Gulfinnet kirurgfisk in Danish (dansk)
Gurisan in Bikol
Hugupao in Chamorro (Chamoru)
Hugupau dankulo in Austronesian (Other)
Hugupau dankulo in Carolinian
Iakere in Fijian (vosa Vakaviti)
Igaingun in Carolinian
Indangan in Surigaonon
Indangan in Tagalog
Kabat in Marshall
Kabat in Marshallese (Kajin M̧ajeļ)
Kapalagi in Unknown
Kaxan in Somali (Soomaaliga)
Komang in Visayan
Kurohagi in Japanese (日本語)
Labahita in Tagalog
Malawi in Misima-Paneati
Mangadlit in Tagalog
Meito in Unknown
Mesekuuk in Palauan
Mungit in Surigaonon
Mungit in Tagalog
Mungit in Visayan
Navajón in sp
Navajón aleta amarilla in Spanish (español)
Orava in Finnish (suomen kieli)
Orava in Sinhalese (සිංහල)
Palagi in Palauan
Palangi in Unknown
Pangangi in Unknown
Para'I in Tahitian (Reo Mā`ohi)
Parai in French (français)
Parai in Tahitian (Reo Mā`ohi)
Peela in Sinhalese (සිංහල)
Pez cirujano in Spanish (español)
Pez cirujano púrpura in Spanish (español)
Pilo-pilo in Other
Poisson docteur à nageoires jaunes in French (français)
Pualu in Hawaiian
Pugpugot in Other
Purple surgeonfish in English
Ring-tailed surgeonfish in English
ringtailed surgeonfish in English
Saging-saging in Tagalog
Samarel in Tagalog
Seliseli in Gela
Smålinjet kirurgfisk in Danish (dansk)
surgeonfish in English
Tarian in Tagalog
Te kapalangi in Tuvaluan
Te mako in Gilbertese
Te mako in Kiribati
Tudlo-an in Other
Ugupao in Chamorro (Chamoru)
Yellow-mask surgeon in English
Yellowfin sturgeonfish in English
Yellowfin surgeon in English
Yellowfin surgeonfish in English
ވިލު ކާޅު in Divehi (‫ދިވެހި)
倒吊 in Mandarin Chinese
粗皮仔 in Mandarin Chinese
黃鰭刺尾魚 in Mandarin Chinese
黃鰭刺尾鯛 in Mandarin Chinese
黄鳍刺尾鱼 in Mandarin Chinese
黄鳍刺尾鲷 in Mandarin Chinese
黑体刺尾鱼 in Mandarin Chinese
黑體刺尾魚 in Mandarin Chinese

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