Scientific Name
Acanthurus blochii  
Acanthurus blochii布氏刺尾鯛
by: ©Randall, John E.
Author Valenciennes, 1835 Depth 1 - 12M
Chinese 布氏刺尾鯛 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 刺尾鯛科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F470 Acanthuridae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 布氏刺尾魚 
Max Length 45 cm  Aquarium Fish Yes  Common Name 環尾倒吊、粗皮仔、倒吊(臺東) 
Distribution in World India Ocean to Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan East、South、North、North East、PonFu、ShaoLiuChew、LanI Is. 
Habitats Coral、Benthos、Coastal、Lagoon、
Holotype Locality Mauritius; Seychelles 
Synonyms Acanthurus bleekeri, Acanthurus mata   
Reference Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002);Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea(Randall et al.,1990)  Cuvier, G. etc. 1835 Randall, J. E., G. R. Allen etc. 1990 Nakabo T. 2002 Nakabo T. 2002 
Specimen List ASIZP0067535. ASIZP0067546. ASIZP0802860. ASIZP0802861. ASIZP0912860. ASIZP0912861. FRIP00540. FRIP22287.  
Barcode2015-10-23,Chia-Hao Chang,CO1,100%
Common Name Ringtail Surgeon; Ringtail surgeonfish; Whitetail lancet; Tailring surgeonfish; Tailring surgeon; Blue-banded pualu 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal-fin rays IX, 25-27 ; anal-fin rays III, 24-25 ; pectoral-fin rays 17. Color in life bluish grey with numerous yellowish brown spots which tend to form irregular longitudinal lines; head with narrow irregular stripes; A yellow spot behind eye; brown pectoral fins; base of caudal fin with white bar. lateral spine on caudal peduncle longer. Vertical stripes instead of spots on the blue central area of the caudal fin, pectoral fins plain brown to blueish-grey. white ring around the base of the tail varies in intensity and may occasionally be absent.
habitats Generally found on shallow coral reefs. Feeds primarily on the algal film covering compacted sand, ingesting the usual component of sand which probably aids in the trituration of the algal food in the thick-walled stomach; also feeds on diatoms and detrit 
Distribution Indo-Pacific: East Africa to the Hawaiian and Society Islands, north to Ryukyu Islands, south to Lord Howe Islands; Mariana and Marshall Islands in Micronesia. Line and Mascarene Islands. Taiwa: South, Hsiaoliuchiu, Penghu, Lanyu, Lyudao, North, East, Nor 
Utility Commercial fishery and aquarium species.