Sohal surgeonfish

Acanthurus sohal
  • Class:
    Ray-finned fishes (Lat. Actinopterygii)
  • Order:
    Perch-likes (Lat. Perciformes)
  • Family:
    Surgeonfish (Lat. Acanthuridae)
  • Maximum size:
    40 cm TL
  • Habitat:
    Reef-associated; marine.
  • Climate:
    Tropical; 24˚C–30 ˚C
  • Distribution:
    Western Indian Ocean: Red Sea to the Persian Gulf.
  • Biology:
    A common species found in seaward edges of reefs exposed to surge. Feed on various kinds of algae, mainly Sargassum, and fine filamentous green algae.