Acanthurus albimento  Carpenter, Williams and Santos, 2017

Whitechin surgeonfish
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Acanthuridae (Surgeonfishes, tangs, unicornfishes) > Acanthurinae
Etymology: Acanthurus: Greek, akantha = thorn + Greek, oura = tail (Ref. 45335);  albimento: Named for its distinctive white chin (Latin 'albus' for white and 'mentum' variation of the word for chin); noun in appoistion.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated.   Tropical

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Western Pacific: Philippines.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 25.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 114728)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 9; Dorsal soft rays (total): 26-28; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 25 - 27; Vertebrae: 13. This species is distinguished by the following characters: D IX,26-28; A III,25-27; pectoral-fin rays 17; posterior gill rakers 20-22; 16-18 teeth in upper jaw, 18-20 teeth in lower jaw; body depth 1.95-2.0 in SL; snout 4.35-4.74 in SL; large adults' forehead with pronounced convexity; head length 3.45-3.7 in SL; 9th dorsal-fin spine 1.65-1.85 in HL; caudal-spine length 3.85-5.15 in HL; caudal fin is strongly lunate in adults, caudal concavity 3.9-5.6 in SL. Colouration when fresh: lips brown, the upper lip edged narrowly with whitish merging ventrally with distinct white chin band; head brown with numerous distinct, iridescent, blue, wavy stripes, extending as wavy stripes behind and below the opercle; indistinct orangish streak in front of eye extending behind the eye to behind the upper edge of the opercle; iridescent blue stripes present on the base of pectoral fin, outer surface of each pectoral ray iridescent blue with posterior fourth of fin darker brown; body brown with numerous narrow alternating dark and bluish wavy stripes; the dorsal fin with a distinct rust-orange stripe at base; grey caudal spine, its socket is covered with a black oval spot with a whitish border; whitish base of caudal fin, caudal fin with narrow, vertical, light-bluish lines centrally and the longitudinal bluish lines covering upper and lower rays (Ref. 114728).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Depth of capture of the specimens is unknown (Ref. 114728).

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Carpenter, K.E., Williams, J.T. & Santos, M.D., 2017. Acanthurus albimento, a new species of surgeonfish (Acanthuriformes: Acanthuridae) from northeastern Luzon, Philippines, with comments on zoogeography. J. Ocean Sci. Foundation 25:33-46. (Ref. 114728)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.02344 (0.01093 - 0.05026), b=2.96 (2.79 - 3.13), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (21 of 100) .