Scientific Name
Acanthurus guttatus  
Acanthurus guttatus斑點刺尾鯛
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author Forster, 1801 Depth 0 - 6M
Chinese 斑點刺尾鯛 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 刺尾鯛科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F470 Acanthuridae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 斑點刺尾魚 
Max Length 27 cm  Aquarium Fish Yes  Common Name 白點倒吊、粗皮仔、星粗皮鯛、粗皮倒吊(臺東) 
Distribution in World India Ocean to West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan East、South、North East、LanI Is. 
Habitats Coral、Coastal  Holotype Locality Tahiti, Society Is. 
Synonyms Harpurus guttatus, Hepatus guttatus, Rhombotides guttatus, Teuthis guttatus, Zabrasoma guttatus   
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 ASIZP0060633. ASIZP0805898. ASIZP0805899. ASIZP0805900. ASIZP0915898. ASIZP0915899. ASIZP0915900. FRIP21193. NMMSTP00271. NTOU-AE6046. NTUM06603.  
Common Name Spotted surgeonfish; Whitespotted surgeonfish; Spotted tang; White-spotted surgeonfish; Spotband surgeonfish; Mustard surgeonfish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal-fin rays IX, 27-30 ; anal-fin rays III, 23-26 ; pectoral-fin rays 15-17. Body brown; spotted, white spots usually bordered with dark brown. Pelvic fins bright yellow. Each side of caudal peduncle with a single, sharp, forward-pointing erectile spine first gill arch. gill rakers on upper limb: 21-24 gill rakers on lower limb: 19-23.
habitats Found on surge zone of exposed reefs or rocky shores. Usually in small schools. Browses on filamentous and calcareous algae. 
Distribution Indo-West Pacific: oceanic islands in the western Indian Ocean to the Hawaiian, Marquesan, and Tuamotu Islands, north to the Ryukyu Islands, south to New Caledonia. throughout Micronesia. Found in Line, Mascarene and Society Islands. Taiwan: Lanyu, North- 
Utility Commercial fishery and aquarium species.