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Surgeonfishes and Tangs

Blackstreak Surgeonfish

Acanthurus nigricauda

     
(1: Koh Bon, Thailand / 2-6: Similan Islands, Thailand)


Blue-Lined Surgeonfish

Acanthurus nigros

(1: West Dravuni Pass, Fiji)


Bluelipped Bristletooth

Ctenochaetus cyanocheilus

  
(1: Rainbow Wall, Fiji / 2-3: Solo Reef, Fiji)


Brown Surgeonfish

Acanthurus nigrofuscus

(1: Koh Bon, Thailand)


Brushtail Tang

Zebrasoma scopas

       
(1-2: Koh Bon, Thailand / 3: Similan Islands, Thailand / 4: Three Chum, Fiji / 5-6: Donna Ella, Fiji / 7-8: Solo Reef, Fiji)

This one is unusually colored:
 
(1: Similar Islands, Thailand)


Indian Mimic Surgeonfish

Acanthurus tristis

  
(1: Similan Islands, Thailand / 2-3: Koh Bon, Thailand)

This is a juvenile.  It mimics a blacktail angelfish:
(1: Similan Islands, Thailand)


Indian Sailfin Tang

Zebrasoma desjardinii

(1: Similan Islands, Thailand)


Lined Bristletooth

Ctenochaetus striatus

   
(1: Koh Bon, Thailand / 2-3: Similan Islands, Thailand / 4: M n M, Fiji)


Mimic Surgeonfish

Acanthurus pyroferus

    
(1: Bombshell, Fiji / 2: Three Chum, Fiji / 3: Piton's, Fiji / 4: Donna Ella, Fiji / 5: Rainbow Wall, Fiji)


Pacific Sailfin Tang

Zebrasoma velifer

   
(1: Alacrity, Fiji / 2: Bombshell, Fiji / 3-4: Piton's, Fiji)


Pale-Lipped Surgeonfish

Acanthurus leucocheilus

(1: Similan Islands, Thailand)


Palette Surgeonfish

Paracanthurus hepatus

  
(1: East Dravuni Pass, Fiji / 2-3: Rainbow Wall, Fiji)

Yes, this is Dory.


Powderblue Surgeonfish

Acanthurus leucostemon

       
(1: Koh Bon, Thailand / 2-4: Koh Tachai, Thailand / 5-8: Similan Islands, Thailand)


Roundspot Surgeonfish

Acanthurus bariene

  
(1-3: Similan Islands, Thailand)


Striped Surgeonfish

Acanthurus lineatus

      
(1: Koh Bon, Thailand / 2-6: Similan Islands, Thailand / 7: M n M, Fiji / 8: Donna Ella, Fiji)


Tennent's Surgeonfish

Acanthurus tennentii

 
(1: Surin Islands, Thailand / 2: Similan Islands, Thailand)


Twospot Bristletooth

Ctenochaetus binotatus

(1: Rainbow Wall, Fiji)


Whitecheek Surgeonfish

Acanthurus nigricans

(1: Alacrity, Fiji)


Whitefin Surgeonfish

Acanthurus albipectoralis

(1: Rainbow Wall, Fiji)


Whitetail Surgeonfish

Acanthurus thompsoni

 
(1-2: Solo Reef, Fiji)


Yelloweye Bristletooth

Ctenochaetus truncatus

 
(1: Koh Bon, Thailand / 2: Similan Islands, Thailand)

This is a transitioning juvenile:
(1: Similan Islands, Thailand)


Yellowfin Surgeonfish

Acanthurus xanthopterus

(1: Koh Bon, Thailand)


Larval Surgeonfish

Acanthurus (sp?)

(1: Solo Reef, Fiji)

When they're very young, surgeonfish are almost transparent.