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Acanthurus reversus  Randall & Earle, 1999

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Acanthuridae (Surgeonfishes, tangs, unicornfishes) > Acanthurinae
Etymology: Acanthurus: Greek, akantha = thorn + Greek, oura = tail (Ref. 45335);  reversus: Named in reference to the reversal of the color pattern of the caudal fin compared to that of A. olivaceus, its closest relative..   More on author: Randall.

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Marine; reef-associated; depth range 4 - 15 m (Ref. 41630).   Tropical

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Eastern Central Pacific: Marquesas Islands.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 34.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 89972)

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Dorsal spines (total): 9; Dorsal soft rays (total): 24-25; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 23 - 24. Caudal concavity 3.35-4.7 in SL; brown in life, the posterior half of body sometimes abruptly paler, with an elongate orange spot extending posteriorly from upper end of gill opening, the posterior half enclosed by a broad, deep blue band that extends beyond tip of pectoral fin; dorsal and anal fin base with a faint orange line, the soft portion of the dorsal with three dark longitudinal bands on outer one-half of fin, the anal fin with a narrow blue margin; caudal fin pale yellow with a broad black posterior border that narrows as it extends onto elongate lobes of fin; outer one-third of pectoral fins abruptly white; juveniles bright yellow with blue margins on dorsal and anal fins (Ref. 41630).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found inshore (Ref. 41630). Feeds on filamentous algae (Ref. 89972).

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Randall, J.E. and J.L. Earle, 1999. Acantharus reversus, a new species of surgeonfish (Perciformes: Acanthuridae) from the Marquesas Islands. Proc. Calif. Acad. Sci. 51(14):473-481. (Ref. 41630)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.02344 (0.01093 - 0.05026), b=2.96 (2.79 - 3.13), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low to moderate vulnerability (29 of 100) .