Bluelined Surgeonfish, Dropoff Surgeonfish, Pin-striped Surgeon
Acanthurus nubilusis commonly referred to as Bluelined Surgeonfish, Dropoff Surgeonfish, Pin-striped Surgeon. Difficulty in the aquarium: Average. A aquarium size of at least 1500 Liter is recommended. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.
lexID: 1939 AphiaID: 272964 Scientific: Acanthurus nubilus German: Nadelstreifen-Doktorfisch English: Bluelined Surgeonfish, Dropoff Surgeonfish, Pin-striped Surgeon Category: Surgeonfishes & Tangs Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Acanthuridae (Family) > Acanthurus (Genus) > nubilus (Species) Initial determination: (Fowler & Bean, ), 1929 Occurrence: Austral Islands, Australia, Celebes Sea, Flores, French Polynesia, Guam, Indo Pacific, Indonesia, Kiribati, Lesser Sunda Islands, Maumere, New Caledonia, Northern Mariana Islands, Papua, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Pitcairn Islands, Solomon Islands, the Society Islands, Timor, Tuamoto Islands, United States Minor Outlying Islands, Wake Atoll, Western Pacific Ocean Sea depth: 25 - 90 Meter Size: up to 10.24" (26 cm) Temperature: 71.6 °F - 82.4 °F (22°C - 28°C) Food: Algae, Flakes, Frozen Food (large sort), Mysis Tank: 329.97 gal (~ 1500L) Difficulty: Average Offspring: Not available as offspring Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown CITES: Not evaluated Red List: Least concern (LC) Related species at Catalog of Life: More related species in this lexicon:
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Created: 2006-06-04 13:00:53
Last edit: 2019-09-07 21:28:55
Mostly to be found alongside steep, current-swept drop-offs.
A rather rare species which occasionally comes into the trade.
Characteristically for the blue-lined or pin-striped surgeonfish are numerous, very small stripes on the dorsal, anal fins and its body.
As other Acanthurus species it requires plenty of swimming space.
Husbandry know-how of owners