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Doctorfish

Acanthurus chirurgus

Description:

The fish is curious about snorkelers but does not linger around. It was the third or fourth most common fish at this snorkel location. Looks for the stripes for rapid I.D. when snorkeling

Notes:

"DISTINCTIVE FEATURES: 1. Always have body bars (10-12), although they may be quite faint. DESCRIPTION: Can change from bluish gray to dark brown, and pale or darken dramatically. Several markings radiate from eye. Blue or white edging on dorsal, anal and tail fins. May have pale band on base of tail."- reef.org

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Max Gallagher
Spotted by
Max Gallagher

Yaguajay, Sancti Spiritus, Cuba

Spotted on Dec 29, 2013
Submitted on Oct 29, 2014

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