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Original source: doctor fish Author yamada kazuyuki from Higashi-betsuin
Author: yamada kazuyuki from Higashi-betsuin, Japan

The Doctorfish lives in the demersal, marine, depth range 1 - 226 m environment.

Doctorfish tang in English or the Barbero rayado and the Cirujano rayado in Spanish, is a tropical marine fish common in the Atlantic Ocean. More

The doctorfish, Acanthurus chirurgus, was first described in 1787 by Bloch. Acanthurus is derived from the Greek "acantha" which means thorn, and the Greek "oura" which means tail. Synonyms that refer to this species include Acanthurus phlebotomus Valenciennes 1835. More

The overall coloration of the Doctorfish is generally brownish but it will change color depending upon its mood, or strangely enough... the substrate! The Doctorfish is readily identified by its brown stripes, but it can present itself in variable colorations. More

doctorfishdoctorfish - surgeon fish of the West Indies Acanthurus chirurgus, doctor-fishsurgeonfish - brightly colored coral-reef fish with knifelike spines at the tailAcanthurus, genus Acanthurus - type genus of the Acanthuridae: doctorfishes How to thank TFD for its existence? More

fish, little dermatologists and doctorfishen; in non-medical contexts, Garra rufa is called the reddish log sucker. They live and breed in the outdoor pools of some Turkish spas, where they feed on the skin of patients with psoriasis. More

DoctorFish service is welcome. More

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The doctorfish lives in shallow areas of reef or rocky habitats. It is the most wide-ranging of the species of the surgeonfishes, Acanthurus, in the Atlantic and is found from Massachusetts to Brazil, including the northern Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean. More

The Doctorfish reaches lengths of 12 inches and can vary slightly in its overall color. It can change from blue-gray to dark brown. It has from 10-12 thin, dark, vertical bars visible on the sides. More

Show IPA Use doctorfish in a SentenceSee web results for doctorfishSee images of doctorfish–noun, plural -fish⋅es, (especially collectively ) -fish. a surgeonfish, esp. Acanthurus chirurgus, of the West Indies, having a bluish body and black tail. More

Common names

Anarrhichthys ocellatus in German (Deutsch)
doctorfish in English
Katfisch in German (Deutsch)
Lo'k in Tsimshian
Lo'ox in Tsimshian
northern wolffish in English
Pazifik-Seewolf in German (Deutsch)
Pazifischer Seewolf in German (Deutsch)
Pazifischer Steinbeißer in German (Deutsch)
St'aaxaam in Haida
Steinbeißer in German (Deutsch)
Ulveål in Danish (dansk)
wolf eel in English
wolf-eel in English
зубатка американская тихоокеанская in Russian (русский язык)
眼斑狼魚 in Mandarin Chinese
眼斑狼鱼 in Mandarin Chinese
眼斑鰻狼魚 in Mandarin Chinese
眼斑鳗狼鱼 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Perciformes
Family : Anarhichadidae
Genus : Anarrhichthys
Species : Anarrhichthys ocellatus
Authority : Ayres, 1855