Acanthurus tennentii   Gunther,  1861 (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

Image copyrights: Randall, J.E.

Color: Brown, It has black horseshoe mark on shoulder region breaking into 2 horizontal curved bands; caudal spine surrounded by a black area which is then surrounded by a bluish white area; caudal fin with a white posterior border.

Synonym (s)
Acanthurus plagiatus Peters, 1876
Acanthurus bicommatus Smith, 1955
Acanthurus tennenti Gunther, 1861
(Spelling variation)
Acanthurus olivaceus (non Bloch & Schneider, 1801)
(Misapplied name)
Hepatus sohal (non Forsskal, 1775)
(Misapplied name)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial, Dangers
(Fisheries; aquarium.
Causes ciguatera poisoning)

Habitat:  Reef Associated


• Lakshadweep, Amini Island (Lat: 11.08) (Long: 72.75) INDIA (Record: 03/1954)

Literature Source(s)
  • Balan, V (1958) Notes on a visit to certain islands of the Laccadive Archipelago, with special reference to fisheries Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society Bombay Natural History Society 55 (2) 297-306 Available at -
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Froese, R and Pauly, D (2000) Fishbase 2000: Concepts, design and data sources ICLARM 344 pp Available at -

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