Dutch Caribbean Species Register

Overview of the biodiversity of Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao, Saba, Sint Eustatius and Sint Maarten

Blue Tang Surgeonfish Acanthurus coeruleus

Photo: Marion Haarsma

Classification

Acanthurus [genus] (4)
coeruleus [species]

Classification

Acanthurus [genus] (4)
coeruleus [species]

Names

English name Blue Tang Surgeonfish
Alternative English name Blue Doctor
Alternative English name Blue Tang
Papiamento name Kleinfeshi blou
Alternative Papiamento name Kleinvissie
Valid name Acanthurus coeruleus Bloch & Schneider, 1801
Misspelled name Acanthurus caeruleus Bloch & Schneider, 1801

Classification