Animalia > Chordata > Actinopterygii > Perciformes > Acanthuridae > Acanthurus > Acanthurus achilles

Acanthurus achilles (redspot tang; Achilles tang; Redspot surgeonfish; Red-spotted surgeonfish; Redtail surgeonfish)

Synonyms: Acanthurus achillas; Acanthurus aterrimus; Hepatus achilles; Hepatus aterrimus; Teuthis achilles; Teuthis aterrimus
Language: Carolinian; Danish; Davawenyo; French; Hawaiian; Mandarin Chinese; Marshallese; Niuean; Other; Samoan; Spanish; Tagalog; Tahitian; Tuamotuan; Visayan

Wikipedia Abstract

Acanthurus achilles is a tropical fish with the common names Achilles Tang and Achilles surgeonfish. It's also a salt water habitat.
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Parasitized by 
Schikhobalotrema glomerosum <Unverified Name>[1]
Schikhobalotrema obtusum[1]
Spirocamallanus colei <Unverified Name>[1]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Acquario di Genova
Aquarium & Rainforest at Moody Gardens
Blank Park Zoo of Des Moines
Burger's Zoo
Houston Zoo, Inc.
John G. Shedd Aquarium
Minnesota Zoological Garden
Ouwehand Zoo
Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium


American Samoa; Caroline Island; Clipperton Island; Cook Islands; Davao Gulf; Fiji Islands; French Polynesia; Guam; Hawaii (USA); Insular Pacific-Hawaiian; Japan; Johnston Island; Kuroshio Current; Marquesas Islands; Marshall Islands; Mexico; Micronesia,Fed.States of; New Caledonia; Niue; North Marianas; Pacific Ocean; Pacific, Eastern Central; Pacific, Northwest; Pacific, Western Central; Philippines; Pitcairn; Polynesian Waters; Samoa; Sulu-Celebes Sea; Tahiti; Tonga; Tuamoto Islands; Tubbataha Reefs; Viet Nam; Wake Island; Western Pacific: oceanic islands of Oceania to the Hawaiian and Pitcairn islands. Also known from Wake, Marcus, and Mariana islands. Eastern Central Pacific: southern tip of Baja California, Mexico (Ref. 9267) and other offshore islands.;



Species recognized by , 2014-05-19, FishBase in Catalog of Life 2011
Attributes / relations provided by 1Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
Weather provided by NOAA METAR Data Access
Institution information provided by International Species Information System - May 2011