Prionurus chrysurus Randall, 2001
Indonesian sawtail
Prionurus chrysurus
photo by Gro├čkopf, J.

Family:  Acanthuridae (Surgeonfishes, tangs, unicornfishes), subfamily: Prionurinae
Max. size:  30 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; depth range 5 - 40 m
Distribution:  Western Pacific: Indonesia.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 9-9; Dorsal soft rays (total): 23-23; Anal spines: 3-3; Anal soft rays: 22-22. Description: Characterized by orange brown body color, shading to olive grey posteriorly; side of body with about 17 orange-red bars; numerous small pale green to whitish flecks dorsally and midlaterally on posterior two-thirds of body; peduncular plates, yellow; caudal fin, yellow; series of 8-10 keeled bony plates on posterior half of body, ending on caudal fin base; greatest depth of body 2.0-2.2 in SL (Ref. 90102).
Biology:  Found swimming in loose groups around rocky outcrops, usually in high energy zones. Sometime solitary or in pairs (Ref. 90102). Prefer the areas with cool up-wellings (Ref. 48637).
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 07 May 2010 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 10.04.02
Modified by: Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei - 19.07.13

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