Scientific Name
Acanthurus lineatus  
Acanthurus lineatus線紋刺尾鯛
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Linnaeus, 1758) Depth 0 - 15M
Chinese 線紋刺尾鯛 Poisonous Fish Yes 
Family_Chinese 刺尾鯛科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F470 Acanthuridae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 縱帶刺尾魚 
Max Length 38 cm  Aquarium Fish Yes  Common Name 紋倒吊、彩虹倒吊、花倒吊(臺東)、番倒吊(澎湖)、老娘(澎湖) 
Distribution in World India Ocean to Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan East、South、North、North East、PonFu、ShaoLiuChew、LanI Is.、Greeb IS.、Tung Sa IS.、Nan Sa IS. 
Habitats Coral、Coastal、Lagoon、Coral&Sand  Holotype Locality East Indies 
Synonyms Acanthurus vittatus, Chaetodon lineatus, Ctenodon lineatus, Harpurus lineatus, Hepatus lineatus, Rhombotides lineatus, Teuthis lineatus   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);The Live Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific, Vol.6(FAO, 2001);Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002)  沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Nakabo T. 2002 Nakabo T. 2002 
Specimen List ASIZP0054124. ASIZP0057398. ASIZP0057591. ASIZP0057753. ASIZP0057754. ASIZP0058488. ASIZP0063483. ASIZP0066411. ASIZP0066542. ASIZP0801434. ASIZP0801435. ASIZP0805904. ASIZP0911434. ASIZP0911435. ASIZP0915904. FRIP00014. FRIP01347. FRIP20029. FRIP20060. FRIP21080. FRIP21194. FRIP21258. NMMBP00868. NMMBP00869. NMMBP01079. NMMBP04260. NMMBP04264. NMMBP05260. NMMBP05320. NMMBP06601. NMMBP06601B. NMMSTP00147. NTMP0521. NTMP1202. NTMP1261. NTUM00921. NTUM00922. ...List all 66 records... 
Barcode2008-03-24,Kui-Ching Hsu,CO1,100% 2012-01-08,柯慧玲,CO1,100%
Common Name Striped surgeonfish; Striped surgeon; Zebra surgeonfish; Blue linned surgeonfish; Bluelined surgeonfish; Bluebanded surgeonfish; Clown surgeonfish; Blue banded surgeonfish; Clown surgeon; Blue-lined surgeonfish; Bluebanded surgeon; Bluebanded; Lined surge 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal-fin rays IX,27-30 ; anal-fin rays III,25-28 ; pectoral-fin rays16. Upper 3/4 of body bright yellow with black-edged, narrow, bright blue stripes; lower 1/4 of body bluish white. Erectile spine on each side of caudal peduncle sharp, strong, forward-pointing. Upper part of head with yellow, oblique stripes. Pectoral fins pale with dusky rays; pelvics light yellowish brown with black outer margin; vertical markings in caudal fin. first gill arch with gill rakers 14-16 on upper limb, 13-15 lower limb. Minute scales.
habitats Adults usually form schools and commonly found in shallow reef-gutters. Juveniles solitary and secretive on shallow rubble habitats. The large males control well-defined feeding territories and harems of females. The species almost continually in motion.  
Distribution Indo-Pacific: eastern Africa to the Hawaiian, Marquesan and Tuamotu islands, north to southern Japan, south to the Great Barrier Reef and New Caledonia; throughout Micronesia. Taiwan: South, Hsiaoliuchiu, Penghu, Lanyu, Lyudao, North, East, North-East.  
Utility Commercial fishery and aquarium species.