Blue tang (Acanthurus coeruleus)

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Blue tang fact file

Blue tang description

KingdomAnimalia
PhylumChordata
ClassActinopterygii
OrderPerciformes
FamilyAcanthuridae
GenusAcanthurus (1)

Information on the blue tang (Acanthurus coeruleus) is currently being researched and written and will appear here shortly.

Also known as
Atlantic blue tang, blue barber, blue doctor, blue doctorfish, blue tang surgeonfish, blur tang, Carribbean yellow tang, yellow barber, yellow doctorfish.
French
Chirurgien Bayolle, Chirurgien Bleu.
Spanish
Barbero, Barbero azul, Cirujano, Cirujano azul, Doctor, Médico, Navajero, Navajón, Navajón Azul, Sangrador Azul.
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Blue tang status

The blue tang is classified as Least Concern (LC) on the IUCN Red List (1).

IUCN Red List species status – Least Concern

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Authentication

This information is awaiting authentication by a species expert, and will be updated as soon as possible. If you are able to help please contact:
arkive@wildscreen.org.uk

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References

  1. IUCN Red List (February, 2013)
    http://www.iucnredlist.org/
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Blue tang, anterior view  
Blue tang, anterior view

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