Acanthurus randalli Briggs & Caldwell, 1957
Gulf surgeonfish
Acanthurus randalli
photo by O'Donnell, P.

Family:  Acanthuridae (Surgeonfishes, tangs, unicornfishes), subfamily: Acanthurinae
Max. size:  18 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; marine; depth range 1 - 20 m
Distribution:  Western Atlantic: Florida (from Miami to Keys) and northeastern Gulf of Mexico in USA.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Inhabits coral reefs and inshore grassy and rocky areas. Forms schools. Mainly herbivorous. Depth range assumed (RF).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 01.05.91
Modified by: Froese, Rainer - 15.09.15
Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 29.08.94

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