Acanthurus bariene   Lesson,  1831 (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

Image copyrights: Randall, J.E

Color: Body brown; a round black spot at upper gill opening; dark blue line just below the bases of dorsal and anal fins. A dark brown area surrounding the caudal spine.

Dorsal fin with soft part having longer base than spinous part. Minute scales. Gill rakers in anterior row 19-23, posterior 22-24. Large males develop highly convex foreheads that extend beyond the mouth.

Synonym (s)
Acanthurus kingii Bennett, 1835
Acanthurus nummifer Valenciennes, 1835
Hepatus bariene (Lesson, 1831)
Rhombotides nummifer (Valenciennes, 1835)

Common Name (s)
• Black-Spot Surgeonfish (English)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial
(Fisheries; aquarium)

Habitat:  Reef Associated


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Katchall INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • (2011) Animal discoveries 2010 Zoological Survey of India 1-107 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 -

Page last updated on:2011-08-17

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