Definition of surgeonfish in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈsəːʤ(ə)nfɪʃ

noun (plural same or surgeonfishes)

  • A deep-bodied and typically brightly coloured tropical marine fish with a scalpel-like spine on each side of the tail.
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    • Damselfish make up almost half, with angelfish, surgeonfish, wrasses, gobies, and butterfly fish accounting for another 25 to 30 percent.
    • Acanthurids, commonly known as surgeonfishes, are characterized by the existence of the ‘scalpel,’ a distinctive spine or group of spines on either side of the tail base, hence the common name surgeonfish.
    • Most of what you see here are coral fish like various wrasses, squirrelfish, Moorish Idols, parrotfish, angelfish, surgeonfish and butterflyfish.

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