acanthuridae meaning

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Noun: Acanthuridae
  1. Surgeonfishes
    - family Acanthuridae

Type of: fish family

Part of: order Perciformes, order Percomorphi, Perciformes, Percomorphi

Encyclopedia: Acanthuridae


  1. It can reach a length of 100 cm, making it one of the largest members of the family Acanthuridae.
  2. Like all species of the family Acanthuridae, " Acanthurinae " have a retractable spine on the caudal peduncle.
  3. And to keep things in perspective, a valid Harry Potter connection to a biology article will be of interest to a million schoolchildren, and thus more pedagogically valuable than the navel-gazings of the three taxonomic specialists who care whether the Aleoideae are more similar to the Acanthuridae or the Zoefloridae.
  4. Major reef groups represented include the Acanthuridae, Antenariidae, Apogonidae, Blenniidae, Chaenopsidae, Chaetodontidae, Clinidae, Dactyloscopidae, Gobiesocidae, Gobiidae, Grammistidae, Haemulidae, Holocentridae, Kyphosidae, Labridae, Lutjanidae, Mullidae, Muraenidae, Ostraciidae, Opistognathidae, Pomacanthidae, Pomacentridae, Scaridae, Serranidae, and Tripterygidae.

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