Acanthurus albimento, Whitechin surgeonfish

Acanthurus albimento Carpenter, Williams & Santos, 2017

Whitechin surgeonfish
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> Acanthuriformes (Surgeonfishes) > 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: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ekologi

; marina revassocierade.   Tropical

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Western Pacific: Philippines.

Size / Vikt / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 25.2 cm SL hane/ej könsbestämd; (Ref. 114728)

Short description Morfologi | Morfometri

Taggstrålar i ryggfenan (totalt): 9; Mjukstrålar i ryggfenan (totalt): 26-28; Taggstrålar i analfenan 3; Mjukstrålar i analfenan: 25 - 27; Ryggkotor: 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).

Biologi     Ordlista (t.ex. epibenthic)

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

Life cycle and mating behavior Könsmognad | Reproduktion | Lek | Ägg | Fecundity | Larver

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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. Found. 25:33-46. (Ref. 114728)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)

  Data deficient (DD) ; Date assessed: 01 March 2017

CITES (Ref. 123416)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





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Estimates 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 (0.01088 - 0.05049), b=2.96 (2.79 - 3.13), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trofisk nivå (Ref. 69278):  2.2   ±0.1 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resiliens (Ref. 120179):  Hög, lägsta populationsfördubblingstid mindre än 15 månader (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low to moderate vulnerability (31 of 100) .