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Acanthurus sohal

Forssk?l, 1775

Sohal surgeonfish

Classification
Identification
Biology
Distribution
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Classification   {MSG_BIOLOGY_LISTE_CATEGORIES}
Latin name : Acanthurus sohal (Forssk?l, 1775)
Synonyms :
Classification : Acanthuridae ( Surgeonfishes )
 
Name : Chirurgien arabe
Chirurgien zébré
Chirurgien de Sohal
Name : Sohal surgeonfish
Arabian tang
Identification   {MSG_BIOLOGY_LISTE_CATEGORIES}
Main identification characters
Aggressive and territorial surgeon fish. Max size : 40 cm.
Possible confusions
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Biology   {MSG_BIOLOGY_LISTE_CATEGORIES}
Feed
Feeds on various kinds of algae, mainly Sargassum, and fine filamentous green algae.
Cycle of life / Reproduction
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Interaction with other species
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Distribution   {MSG_BIOLOGY_LISTE_CATEGORIES}
Habitat

Coral
A common species found in seaward edges of reefs exposed to surge.
Geographical distribution
Western Indian Ocean: Red Sea, Arabian Gulf and Oman Sea.
Links   {MSG_BIOLOGY_LISTE_CATEGORIES}
Websites :
http://www.fishbase.org/Summary/SpeciesSummary.cfm?genusname=Acanthuru [...]
http://www.wetwebmedia.com/Asohal.htm

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Bibliography   {MSG_BIOLOGY_LISTE_CATEGORIES}
Découvrir la mer Rouge et l'océan Indien
Steven Weinberg
Editions Nathan 1996, 1997
Guide du récif corallien de Mer Rouge
Helmut Debelius
PLB Editions, 1998
Poissons-papillons
Rudie H. Kuiter & Helmut Debelius
Ulmer Editions
Data sheet written by Christophe Naslain , 13/06/2003

Updates :
Christophe Naslain - 08/08/2003


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