Scientific Name
Acanthurus triostegus  
Acanthurus triostegus綠刺尾鯛
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Linnaeus, 1758) Depth 0 - 90M
Chinese 綠刺尾鯛 Poisonous Fish Yes 
Family_Chinese 刺尾鯛科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F470 Acanthuridae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 橫帶刺尾魚 
Max Length 27 cm  Aquarium Fish Yes  Common Name 條紋刺尾魚、番仔魚(臺東)、番倒吊(澎湖) 
Distribution in World India Ocean to Pan_Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan East、South、North、PonFu、ShaoLiuChew、LanI Is.、Greeb IS.、Tung Sa IS.、Nan Sa IS. 
Habitats Coral、Coastal、Lagoon、Coral&Sand  Holotype Locality East Indies 
Synonyms Acanthurus hirudo, Acanthurus pentazona, Acanthurus subarmatus, Acanthurus triastegus, Acanthurus triostegus marquesensis, Acanthurus triostegus sandvicensis, Acanthurus triostegus triostegus, Acanthurus triostegust, Acanthurus zebra, Chaetodon couaga, Chaetodon triostegus, Harpurus fasciatus, Hepatus sandvicensis ...all 21..  
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea(Randall et al.,1990);The Live Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific, Vol.6(FAO, 2001)  Peter F. Sale 1969 Randall, J. E., G. R. Allen etc. 1990 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 
Specimen List ASIZP0054102. ASIZP0057751. ASIZP0057752. ASIZP0057762. ASIZP0058621. ASIZP0058773. ASIZP0059161. ASIZP0061585. ASIZP0063463. ASIZP0066533. ASIZP0067247. ASIZP0070074. ASIZP0070081. ASIZP0070082. ASIZP0071183. ASIZP0801771. ASIZP0802781. ASIZP0804342. ASIZP0804343. ASIZP0804344. ASIZP0911771. ASIZP0912781. ASIZP0914342. ASIZP0914343. ASIZP0914344. ASIZP0916804. FRIP00538. FRIP21160. NMMBP00117. NMMBP00479. NMMBP00480. NMMBP00482. NMMBP00484. NMMBP00485. NMMBP00864. NMMBP00866. NMMBP00870. ...List all 115 records... 
Barcode2008-03-24,Kui-Ching Hsu,CO1,100% 2012-01-15,柯慧玲,CO1,100%
Common Name Convict surgeonfish; Convict surgeon; Convict tang; Fiveband surgeonfish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal-fin rays IX, 22-25 ; anal-fin rays III, 19-22 ; pectoral-fin rays 14-16. Body olivaceous gray with 4 vertical stripes; shading to white ventrally, often with a sharp line of demarcation. Sharp, forward-pointing, erectile spine on each side of caudal peduncle which folds down into a groove. Scales minute. Teeth with denticulations on sides and top.
habitats An inshore species that grazes on filamentous algae on coral reefs or rocky substrata. Adults form large feeding and spawning aggregations to overwhelm territorial species. During spawning, clouds of eggs and sperm are preyed upon by eagle rays which are  
Distribution Indo-Pacific: throughout the region except for the seas around the Arabian Peninsula. Eastern Pacific: lower Gulf of California to Panama, Revillagigedo Islands, Cocos Island, Clipperton, and the Galapagos. Taiwan: South, Hsiaoliuchiu, Lanyu, Lyudao, Nort 
Utility Commercial fishery and aquarium species.