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Updated 9/21/2014

Family Acanthuridae


Acanthurus nigricans

Juvenile, Mahukona, Hawaii, 25 feet


Cabo Pulmo, Baja California, Mexico, 20 feet

Hanauma Bay, Oahu, 25 feet


Honokohau, Hawaii, 40 feet

Puako, Hawaii, 25 feet

Ho'okena, Hawaii, 20 feet


Rare on shallow reefs exposed to surge, more common around Maui and the island of Hawai'i.  May hybridize with Acanthurus achilles.  Attains 8 inches.  Western Australia to Okinawa, Hawai'i, French Polynesia, and the Tropical Eastern Pacific.