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Atlantic blue tang surgeonfish

Acanthurus coeruleus


Blue body with a yellow tail before turning completely blue, except for a small yellow spot on the caudal peduncle. Its shape is typical of tangs, with a laterally compressed body, a lengthy continuous dorsal fin and a sharp retractable spine at the base of the tail.


Common off of Florida, the Bahamas, and other places in the Caribbean sea. It prefers coral reefs and grassy areas and can be found in shallow waters or in depths up to 100 feet. In corals, it will find shelter among the rocks and rest in crevices at night-->this is precisely how I found the specimen in the picture.

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LarryGraziano 12 years ago

Marta, hoy cree una mission del color azul. El intento es mundial pero como usted sabe los missiones nuevos solo tienen un radius de 300 millas. Seria genial si agregas tus spottings de Costa Rica al mission, ademas, si puedes hablar con Peter o los demas rangers para averiguar si lo podemos hacer para todo el mundo. Gracias y muchos bendiciones para 2012!

The MnMs
The MnMs 12 years ago

gracias, Marta. Son muy azules y normalmente te los encuentras en grupo. este estaba durmiendo, era un buceo nocturno :-)

marta vázquez
marta vázquez 12 years ago

Curioso pez

The MnMs
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Cancún, Mexico

Spotted on Sep 14, 2011
Submitted on Oct 7, 2011

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