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Acanthurus coeruleus  Bloch & Schneider, 1801
Taxonomic Serial No.: 172254

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
       
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s): Acanthurus helioides (Barbour, 1905)
 
    Acronurus caeruleatus Poey, 1875
 
    Acanthurus broussonnetii Desmarest, 1823
 
    Acanthurus brevis Poey, 1860
 
    Acanthurus violaceus Castelnau, 1855
 
    Hepatus pawnee Breder, 1927
 
    Teuthis helioides Barbour, 1905
 
  Common Name(s): blue tang [English]
 
    barbero azul [Spanish]
 
    Blue Tang [English]
 
    cirujano azul [Spanish]
 
       
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
       
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  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
       

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
       
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
    SubkingdomBilateria   
       InfrakingdomDeuterostomia   
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                InfraphylumGnathostomata   
                   SuperclassActinopterygii  – ray-finned fishes, spiny rayed fishes, poisson épineux, poissons à nageoires rayonnées  
                      ClassTeleostei   
                         SuperorderAcanthopterygii   
                            OrderPerciformes  – perch-like fishes  
                               SuborderAcanthuroidei  – surgeonfishes  
                                  FamilyAcanthuridae  – tangs, cirujanos, poissons-chirurgiens, surgeonfishes  
                                     GenusAcanthurus Forsskål, 1775 – lancetfishes, surgeonfishes, tangs, doctorfishes, common surgeonfishes  
                                        SpeciesAcanthurus coeruleus Bloch & Schneider, 1801 – blue tang, barbero azul, Blue Tang, cirujano azul  
       

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  Source: Catalog of Fishes, 1-Feb-2021, website (version 1 Feb 2021)  
  Acquired: 2021   
  Notes: Fricke, R., Eschmeyer, W. N. & Van der Laan, R. (eds) 2021. ESCHMEYER'S CATALOG OF FISHES: GENERA, SPECIES, REFERENCES. (http://researcharchive.calacademy.org/research/ichthyology/catalog/fishcatmain.asp). Electronic version accessed 01 Feb 2021   
  Reference for: Acanthurus coeruleus   
       
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
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  Reference for: Acanthurus coeruleus   
       
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  Author(s)/Editor(s): Claro, Rodolfo, and Lynne R. Parenti / Claro, Rodolfo, Kenyon C. Lindeman, and L. R. Parenti, eds.  
  Publication Date: 2001   
  Article/Chapter Title: Chapter 2: The Marine Ichthyofauna of Cuba   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Ecology of the Marine Fishes of Cuba   
  Page(s): 21-57   
  Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press   
  Publication Place: Washington, DC, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 1-56098-985-8   
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  Reference for: Acanthurus coeruleus   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Eschmeyer, William N., ed.  
  Publication Date: 1998   
  Article/Chapter Title: Catalog of Fishes   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Special Publication of the Center for Biodiversity Research and Information, no. 1, vol 1-3   
  Page(s): 2905   
  Publisher: California Academy of Sciences   
  Publication Place: San Francisco, California, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-940228-47-5   
  Notes: http://www.jstor.org/stable/25622932   
  Reference for: Acanthurus coeruleus   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Murdy, Edward O., Ray S. Birdsong, and John A. Musick  
  Publication Date: 1997   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Fishes of Chesapeake Bay   
  Page(s): xi + 324   
  Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press   
  Publication Place: Washington, DC, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 1-56098-638-7   
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  Reference for: Acanthurus coeruleus   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Nelson, Joseph S., Edwin J. Crossman, H. Espinosa-Pérez, L. T. Findley, C. R. Gilbert, et al., eds.  
  Publication Date: 2004   
  Article/Chapter Title: Common and scientific names of fishes from the United States, Canada, and Mexico, Sixth Edition   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: American Fisheries Society Special Publication, no. 29   
  Page(s): ix + 386   
  Publisher: American Fisheries Society   
  Publication Place: Bethesda, Maryland, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 1-888569-61-1, 0097-0638  
  Notes: Full author list: Nelson, Joseph S., Edwin J. Crossman, Héctor Espinosa-Pérez, Lloyd T. Findley, Carter R. Gilbert, Robert N. Lea, and James D. Williams   
  Reference for: Acanthurus coeruleus, blue tang [English], cirujano azul [Spanish]   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Page, L. M., H. Espinosa-Pérez, L. T. Findley, C. R. Gilbert, R. N. Lea, N. E. Mandrak, et al., eds.  
  Publication Date: 2013   
  Article/Chapter Title: Common and Scientific Names of Fishes from the United States, Canada, and Mexico, Seventh Edition   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: American Fisheries Society Special Publication, no. 34   
  Page(s): ix + 384   
  Publisher: American Fisheries Society   
  Publication Place: Bethesda, Maryland, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 9781934874318, 0097-0638  
  Notes: Full author list: Lawrence M. Page, Héctor Espinosa-Pérez, Lloyd T. Findley, Carter R. Gilbert, Robert N. Lea, Nicholas E. Mandrak, Richard L. Mayden, and Joseph S. Nelson   
  Reference for: Acanthurus coeruleus, Blue Tang [English], cirujano azul [Spanish]   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Randall, John E.  
  Publication Date: 2002   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Surgeonfishes of the World   
  Page(s): 123   
  Publisher: Mutual Publishing   
  Publication Place: Honolulu, Hawaii   
  ISBN/ISSN: 1-56647-561-9   
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  Reference for: Acanthurus coeruleus   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Robins, Richard C., Reeve M. Bailey, Carl E. Bond, James R. Brooker, Ernest A. Lachner, et al.  
  Publication Date: 1980   
  Article/Chapter Title: A List of Common and Scientific Names of Fishes from the United States and Canada, Fourth Edition   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: American Fisheries Society Special Publication, no. 12   
  Page(s): 174   
  Publisher: American Fisheries Society   
  Publication Place: Bethesda, Maryland, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0097-0638   
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  Reference for: Acanthurus coeruleus, blue tang [English]   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Robins, Richard C., Reeve M. Bailey, Carl E. Bond, James R. Brooker, Ernest A. Lachner, et al.  
  Publication Date: 1991   
  Article/Chapter Title: Common and Scientific Names of Fishes from the United States and Canada, Fifth Edition   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: American Fisheries Society Special Publication, no. 20   
  Page(s): 183   
  Publisher: American Fisheries Society   
  Publication Place: Bethesda, Maryland, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-913235-70-9, 0097-0638  
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  Reference for: Acanthurus coeruleus   
       

 Geographic Information
       
  Geographic Division: Western Atlantic Ocean  
       
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