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Yellowfin Surgeonfish

Acanthurus xanthopterus

Description:

Blue-gray with a pale band on the caudal peduncle, yellow pectoral fins and a small black caudal spine. Attains 25 inches. Feeds upon buried invertebrates and algae. Hawai'i, the Indo-Pacific, and Tropical Eastern Pacific.

Habitat:

Hanauma Bay

Notes:

They change color as they get older.

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joanbstanley
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joanbstanley

Hawaii, USA

Spotted on Oct 11, 2014
Submitted on Dec 1, 2014

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