Acanthuroidei

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Acanthuroidei
Acanthurusleucosternon-Weißkehl.jpg
Powderblue surgeonfish
Acanthus leucosternon
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Acanthuriformes
Suborder: Acanthuroidei
Families
Diversity
19 genera

Acanthuroidei is a suborder of Perciformes, the largest order of fishes.

Members of this suborder have a vertically-shaped body covered with small scales. The name for the suborder comes from that of the surgeonfish (Acanthuridae) family. It is got from the Greek words akantha and oura, which loosely translate as "thorn" and "tail".[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Acanthuroidei and Acanthuridae". FishBase. 23 October 2016.