Surgeonfishes

The Acanthuridae family of Surgeonfishes and Unicornfishes includes about 86 extant species of marine fish living in tropical seas, usually around coral reefs. Surgeonfishes are sometimes alternatively known as Tangs, a name which is derived from the German “Seetang” or seaweed (in reference to the dietary preferences of these fishes).

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Due to the high diversity of this family, each genus has it’s own sub-gallery that you can access by clicking or touching a thumbnail for more detail.

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