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Acanthurus achilles
Acanthurus achilles
Achilles Tang
Photographer: Dr. Antonio J. Ferreira
Organization: California Academy of Sciences
Collection: CalAcademy

ID: 0091 3183 0986 0109 (2001-03-07)

Copyright © 2001 California Academy of Sciences

  • date of photo  Oct 1, 1973
  • latitude 19.53908   longitude -156.00929   max error distance 44111 meters     View on Google Maps.
  • horizontal datum World Geodetic System 1984
  • georeferencing source GeoLocate
  • location   Kona (Hawaii, US)
  • CalAcademy slide #   T 43285
  • photo category: Animal - Fish

  • common names   Achelles Tang (Bill Puleloa ) Achilles Tang, Achilles Surgeonfish (photographer)
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  • Reviewers' comments about this photo (review or add another comment)
    1. Reviewed by Bill Puleloa    Sep 22, 2006

    Action: changed name from "Naso lituratus" to "Acanthurus achilles "

    Reviewer's comments:
         "Naso species have fixed spines on their caudal peduncle. The fish pictured has moveable spines, characteristic of the genus Acanthurus. Very common in Hawaii, known as pakuikui."

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