Night Surgeonfish (species: Acanthurus thompsoni) in ALA: LIRS and surrounds using records to Oct. 2021 (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Acanthurus thompsoni
Night Surgeonfish


©Anne Hoggett: Acanthurus thompsoni in the passage at the south end of Yonge Reef near Lizard Island.

©Anne Hoggett: Three individuals of Acanthurus thompsoni in the channel at the south end of Yonge Reef near Lizard Island.

©Anne Hoggett: Three species of Acanthurus near the steep reef slope in the channel at the south end of Yonge Reef near Lizard Island: Acanthurus mata at bottom left, Acanthurus albipectoralis at top centre and Acanthurus thompsoni at upper right. Thanks to Kendall Clements for confirming the identifications.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Perciformes
Family Acanthuridae
Genus Acanthurus
Species Acanthurus thompsoni

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Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.

Size

  • Size data has not been obtained.

Depth range

  • Depth range data is not yet available.

Synonyms

Distribution


©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Web resources

References

  • Clements, K.D. (1991). Gut microorganisms of surgeonfishes (Family Acanthuridae), Ph.D. thesis, James Cook University, Townsville. LIRS catalog number 321.
  • Clements, K.D., G.R. Russ, D. McB. Williams and A.M. Ayling (1988). A species list of the family Acanthuridae (Pisces) of the Great Barrier Reef, Australia, with notes on latitudinal distribution patterns,manuscript only. LIRS catalog number 242.
  • Welsh, J.Q. (2014). Spatial ecology of coral reef fishes, PhD thesis, James Cook University. LIRS catalog number 1846.