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Sharp spines which cut like razor blades

Surgeonfish from the Acanthuridae family, are so-called due to their scalpel-shaped spines on either side, at the base of their tail. According to the variety, they have one or two pairs, fixed or retractable. They can usually be found in coral reefs looking for algae which they graze on the rocks, or sometimes on a turtle’s shell.

  • Poids moyen

    Poids moyen

    100 g

  • Taille moyenne

    Taille moyenne

    12 cm

  • Statut IUCN

    Statut IUCN

    Préoccupation mineure (LC)

  • Ecosystème

    Eaux de mers