Scientific Name
Acanthurus leucopareius  
Acanthurus leucopareius白斑刺尾鯛
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Jenkins, 1903) Depth 1 - 85M
Chinese 白斑刺尾鯛 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 刺尾鯛科 Economic Fish No 
Family F470 Acanthuridae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 白頰刺尾魚 
Max Length 24 cm  Aquarium Fish Yes  Common Name 粉藍倒吊 
Distribution in World Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan LanI Is.、Greeb IS. 
Habitats Coral、Coastal  Holotype Locality Honolulu,Hawaiian Is. 
Synonyms Hepatus leucopareius, Hepatus umbra, Teuthis bishopi, Teuthis leucopareius, Teuthis umbra   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002)  Jenkins, O.P. 1903 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Nakabo T. 2002 Nakabo T. 2002 
Specimen List ASIZP0055113. ASIZP0055175. ASIZP0055183. ASIZP0058619. NMMBP00116. NMMBP05316. NTUM04143. NTUM06186.  
Common Name Whitebar surgeonfish; Head-band surgeonfish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal-fin rays IX, 25-27 ; anal-fin rays III, 23-25 ; pectoral-fin rays 16. Body gray brown with a white band, broadly borded by dark brown, from front of dorsal fin across posterior operculum. Body with small blue spots or irregular blue lines. At rear base of dorsal fin with a small black spot, caudal brownish yellow with a white bar at base.
habitats Inhabits primarily boulder-strewn areas of surge zone and browses on filamentous algae. Occurs singly or small groups. 
Distribution Western Central Pacific: primarily antiequatorial; Mariana Islands, southern Japan, Marcus Islands, and the Hawaiian Islands in the north and New Caledonia, Rapa and Tuamotu Islands, Pitcairn group, and Easter Islands in the south. Taiwan: Lanyu, Lyudao.  
Utility Commercial aquarium species.