Acanthuroidei

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Acanthuroidei
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A powderblue surgeonfish
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Acanthuroidei

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".[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "A compendium of fossil marine animal genera".Retrieved 2011-5-19. Bulletins of American Palentology
  2. "Acanthuroidei and Acanthuridae in [[FishBase]]". 23 October 2016. URL–wikilink conflict (help)