Scientific Name
Acanthurus bariene  
Acanthurus bariene肩斑刺尾鯛
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author Lesson, 1831 Depth 0 - 30M
Chinese 肩斑刺尾鯛 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 刺尾鯛科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F470 Acanthuridae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 鰓斑刺尾魚 
Max Length 50 cm  Aquarium Fish Yes  Common Name 粗皮仔、黑點粗皮鯛、紅皮倒吊、倒吊(臺東) 
Distribution in World India Ocean to West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan East、South、North East、PonFu、ShaoLiuChew、LanI Is.、Greeb IS.、Tung Sa IS. 
Habitats Coral、Coastal  Holotype Locality Offack Bay, Waigui 
Synonyms Acanthurus kingii, Acanthurus nummifer, Hepatus bariene, Rhombotides nummifer   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea(Randall et al.,1990)  Randall, J. E., G. R. Allen etc. 1990 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 
Specimen List ASIZP0070394. FRIP21215. FRIP21519. NMMBP01189. NMMBP06377. NMMBP06378. NMMBP06558. NTUM00020Paratype. NTUM00750. NTUM00751.  
Common Name Roundspot surgeonfish; Black-spot surgeonfish; Bariene surgeonfish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal-fin rays IX, 26-28 ; anal-fin rays III, 25-26 ; pectoral-fin rays 17. Body brown; a round black spot at upper gill opening; dark blue line just below the bases of dorsal and anal fins. Dorsal fin with soft part with longer base than spinous part. Minute scales. A dark brown area surrounding latral spine on caudal peduncle. Large males develop highly convex foreheads that extend beyond the mouth.
habitats Generally found at depths 10 - 50m on outer reef slopes and drop offs. Found singly or in pairs. Feeds on algal film on bare rocks. Juveniles found in shallow protected reefs, usually between soft coral, in 0.2-3 m depth. 
Distribution Indo-West Pacific: Mozambique and Maldives to the western Pacific. Taiwan: South, Hsiaoliuchiu, Lanyu, Lyudao, East.  
Utility Commercial fishery and aquarium species.