Ray-finned fishes (Lat. Actinopterygii)
Perch-likes (Lat. Perciformes)
Surgeonfish (Lat. Acanthuridae)
46 cm SL
Reef-associated; marine; depth range 0–90 m.
Tropical; 24˚C–26˚C, 30˚N–23˚S; 35˚N–30˚S
Pacific Ocean: Honshu, Japan south to the Great Barrier Reef and New Caledonia and east to the Oceania to the Hawaiian Islands.
Found in areas of coral, rock, or rubble of lagoon and seaward reefs. Feed mainly on leafy brown algae (Sargassum ir Dictyota). Sometimes in large aggregations.