List of Nominal Species of Acanthuridae
(Surgeonfishes, tangs, unicornfishes)
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Nominal Species (n = 200) Present allocation (n = 84) Ref.
Acanthurus achilles Shaw, 1803 Acanthurus achilles 1920
Acanthurus albimento Carpenter, Williams & Santos, 2017 Acanthurus albimento 114728
Acanthurus albipectoralis Allen & Ayling, 1987 Acanthurus albipectoralis 2334
Acanthurus aliala Lesson, 1831 Acanthurus nigricans 4537
Hepatus aliala japonicus Schmidt, 1931 Acanthurus japonicus 26282
Acanthurus altivelis Valenciennes, 1835 Zebrasoma scopas 33390
Priodon annulatus Quoy & Gaimard, 1825 Naso annulatus 3145
Hepatus aquilinus Jordan & Seale, 1906 Acanthurus xanthopterus 1920
Acanthurus argenteus Quoy & Gaimard, 1825 Ctenochaetus striatus 42056
Acanthurus armiger Valenciennes, 1835 Acanthurus pyroferus 1920
Acanthurus aterrimus Günther, 1872 Acanthurus achilles 1920
Hepatus atramentatus Jordan & Evermann, 1905 Acanthurus nigroris 1920
Teuthis atrimentatus Jordan & Evermann, 1903 Acanthurus nigroris 1920
Acanthurus auranticavus Randall, 1956 Acanthurus auranticavus 1920
Teuthis australis Gray, 1827 Acanthurus triostegus 1920
Acanthurus bahianus (non Castelnau, 1855) Acanthurus tractus 13628
Acanthurus bahianus Castelnau, 1855 Acanthurus bahianus 87362
Rhinodactylus baixopindae Smith, 1957 Naso fageni 3145
Acanthurus bariene (non Lesson, 1831) Acanthurus dussumieri 1920
Acanthurus bariene Lesson, 1831 Acanthurus bariene 1920
Acanthurus bariene (non Lesson, 1831) Acanthurus fowleri 1920
Xesurus biafraensis Blache & Rossignol, 1962 Prionurus biafraensis 7345
Acanthurus bicommatus Smith, 1956 Acanthurus tennentii 3145
Ctenochaetus binotatus (non Randall, 1955) Ctenochaetus cyanocheilus 42056
Ctenochaetus binotatus Randall, 1955 Ctenochaetus binotatus 42056
Acanthurus bipunctatus (non Günther, 1861) Acanthurus nigrofuscus 1920
Acanthurus bipunctatus Günther, 1861 Acanthurus nigroris 1920
Teuthis bishopi Bryan & Herre, 1903 Acanthurus leucopareius 1920
Acanthurus bleekeri (non Günther, 1861) Acanthurus blochii 30573
Acanthurus bleekeri Günther, 1861 Acanthurus mata 2334
Acanthurus blochii Valenciennes, 1835 Acanthurus blochii 1921
Acanthurus blochii (non Valenciennes, 1835) Acanthurus xanthopterus 1937
Naseus brachycentron Valenciennes, 1835 Naso brachycentron 3145
Naseus brevirostris Valenciennes, 1835 Naso brevirostris 54621
Naseus brevirostris Cuvier, 1829 Naso brevirostris 3145
Acanthurus brevis Poey, 1860 Acanthurus coeruleus 1920
Acanthurus broussonnetii Desmarest, 1823 Acanthurus coeruleus 1920
Naso caeruleacauda Randall, 1994 Naso caeruleacauda 28020
Acronurus caeruleatus Poey, 1875 Acanthurus coeruleus 1920
Naso caesius Randall & Bell, 1992 Naso caesius 28020
Acanthurus carinatus Bloch & Schneider, 1801 Acanthurus sohal 1920
Aspisurus carolinarum Quoy & Gaimard, 1825 Naso lituratus 37792
Cyphomycter cavallo Smith, 1955 Naso fageni 3145
Acanthurus celebicus Bleeker, 1853 Acanthurus pyroferus 1925
Chaetodon chirurgus Bloch, 1787 Acanthurus chirurgus 1920
Acanthurus chronixis Randall, 1960 Acanthurus chronixis 1602
Acanthurus chrysosoma Bleeker, 1857 Acanthurus olivaceus 1920
Prionurus chrysurus Randall, 2001 Prionurus chrysurus 41642
Xesurus clarionis Gilbert & Starks, 1897 Prionurus laticlavius 10937
Acanthurus coeruleus Bloch & Schneider, 1801 Acanthurus coeruleus 13628
Cyphomycter coryphaenoides Smith, 1955 Naso brevirostris 3145
Chaetodon couaga Lacepède, 1802 Acanthurus triostegus 1920
Teuthis crestonis Jordan & Starks, 1895 Acanthurus xanthopterus 1941
Acanthurus ctenodon Valenciennes, 1835 Ctenochaetus striatus 42056
Acanthurus ctenodon (non Valenciennes, 1835) Ctenochaetus truncatus 42056
Ctenodon cuvierii Swainson, 1839 Ctenochaetus striatus 42056
Ctenochaetus cyanocheilus Randall & Clements, 2001 Ctenochaetus cyanocheilus 42056
Ctenochaetus cyanoguttatus (non Randall, 1955) Ctenochaetus truncatus 42056
Ctenochaetus cyanoguttatus Randall, 1955 Ctenochaetus marginatus 42056
Acanthurus delisiani Valenciennes, 1835 Acanthurus leucosternon 1920
Acanthurus delisianus Valenciennes, 1835 Acanthurus leucosternon 1920
Acanthurus desjardinii Bennett, 1836 Zebrasoma desjardinii 37816
Acanthurus dussumieri Valenciennes, 1835 Acanthurus dussumieri 3146
Aspisurus elegans Rüppell, 1829 Naso elegans 40966
Teuthis elegans Garman, 1899 Acanthurus triostegus 1920
Prionurus eoume Lesson, 1831 Naso lituratus 37792
Acanthurus eparei Lesson, 1830 Acanthurus olivaceus 1920
Acanthurus erythromelas Swainson, 1839 Acanthurus olivaceus 93826
Naso fageni Morrow, 1954 Naso fageni 28020
Naso fageni (non Morrow, 1954) Naso caeruleacauda 10671
Harpurus fasciatus Forster, 1801 Acanthurus triostegus 1920
Acanthurus flavescens Bennett, 1828 Zebrasoma flavescens 26282
Ctenochaetus flavicauda Fowler, 1938 Ctenochaetus flavicauda 42056
Acanthurus flavoguttatus (non Kittlitz, 1834) Acanthurus nigrofuscus 1920
Acanthurus flavoguttatus Kittlitz, 1834 Ctenochaetus striatus 42056
Acanthurus fowleri de Beaufort, 1951 Acanthurus fowleri 1920
Acanthurus fuliginosus (non Lesson, 1831) Acanthurus xanthopterus 3145
Acanthurus fuliginosus Lesson, 1831 Acanthurus nigrofuscus 1920
Acanthurus fuscus Steindachner, 1861 Acanthurus pyroferus 1920
Acanthurus gahm nigricauda Duncker & Mohr, 1929 Acanthurus nigricauda 3145
Monoceros garretti Seale, 1901 Naso lituratus 37792
Acanthurus gemmatus Valenciennes, 1835 Zebrasoma gemmatum 3145
Acanthurus glaucopareius Cuvier, 1829 Acanthurus nigricans 1921
Acanthurus grammoptilus (non Richardson, 1843) Acanthurus xanthopterus 1920
Acanthurus grammoptilus Richardson, 1843 Acanthurus grammoptilus 1920
Teuthis guentheri Bamber, 1915 Acanthurus xanthopterus 1920
Teuthis guentheri Jenkins, 1903 Acanthurus xanthopterus 54621
Acanthurus guttatus Forster, 1801 Acanthurus guttatus 1920
Acanthurus guttatus (non Forster, 1801) Ctenochaetus marginatus 42056
Ctenochaetus hawaiiensis Randall, 1955 Ctenochaetus hawaiiensis 42056
Teuthis helioides Barbour, 1905 Acanthurus coeruleus 1920
Teuthis hepatus Linnaeus, 1766 Paracanthurus hepatus 3145
Teuthis hepatus (non Linnaeus, 1766) Acanthurus chirurgus 1920
Naso herrei Smith, 1966 Naso annulatus 3145
Prionolepis hewitti Smith, 1931 Naso brachycentron 11228
Priodon hexacanthus Bleeker, 1855 Naso hexacanthus 395
Acanthurus hirudo Bennett, 1829 Acanthurus triostegus 1920
Acanthurus humeralis Valenciennes, 1835 Acanthurus olivaceus 1920
Acanthurus ketlitzii Valenciennes, 1835 Ctenochaetus striatus 56787
Acanthurus kingii Bennett, 1835 Acanthurus bariene 1920
Acanthurus lamarrii Valenciennes, 1835 Acanthurus dussumieri 1920
Naseus laticlavius Valenciennes, 1846 Prionurus laticlavius 26282
Acanthurus leucocheilus Herre, 1927 Acanthurus leucocheilus 1920
Teuthis leucopareius Jenkins, 1903 Acanthurus leucopareius 1920
Acanthurus leucosternon Bennett, 1833 Acanthurus leucosternon 1920
Acanthurus leucosternon (non Bennett, 1833) Acanthurus pyroferus 1920
Chaetodon lineatus Linnaeus, 1758 Acanthurus lineatus 3145
Acanthurus lineolatus Valenciennes, 1835 Acanthurus nigrofuscus 1920
Acanthurus lituratus Forster, 1801 Naso lituratus 40966
Naso lopezi Herre, 1927 Naso lopezi 28020
Hepatus lucillae Fowler, 1938 Acanthurus nigrofuscus 1920
Naso maculatus Randall & Struhsaker, 1981 Naso maculatus 28020
Prionurus maculatus Ogilby, 1887 Prionurus maculatus 2334
Hepatus maculiceps Ahl, 1923 Acanthurus maculiceps 1920
Ctenochaetus magnus Randall, 1955 Ctenochaetus marginatus 42056
Acanthurus marginatus Valenciennes, 1835 Ctenochaetus marginatus 42056
Acanthurus marginatus (non Valenciennes, 1835) Acanthurus nigrofuscus 1920
Chaetodon mata Cuvier, 1829 Acanthurus mata 54621
Acanthurus matoides (non Valenciennes, 1835) Acanthurus dussumieri 1920
Acanthurus matoides Valenciennes, 1835 Acanthurus nigrofuscus 1920
Acanthurus matoides (non Valenciennes, 1835) Acanthurus xanthopterus 1920
Naso mcdadei Johnson, 2002 Naso mcdadei 37792
Prionurus microlepidotus Lacepède, 1804 Prionurus microlepidotus 2334
Axinurus minor Smith, 1966 Naso minor 10671
Acanthurus monroviae Steindachner, 1876 Acanthurus monroviae 7345
Chaetodon nigricans Linnaeus, 1758 Acanthurus nigricans 26282
Acronurus nigriculus Poey, 1875 Acanthurus tractus 1920
Chaetodon nigrofuscus Forsskål, 1775 Acanthurus nigrofuscus 1920
Chaetodon nigrofuscus gahhm Forsskål, 1775 Acanthurus gahhm 26282
Acanthurus nigroris (non Valenciennes, 1835) Acanthurus nigrofuscus 1920
Acanthurus nigroris Valenciennes, 1835 Acanthurus nigroris 1920
Acanthurus nigros Günther, 1861 Acanthurus nigroris 1920
Hepatus nubilus Fowler & Bean, 1929 Acanthurus nubilus 3145
Acanthurus nummifer Valenciennes, 1835 Acanthurus bariene 1920
Ctenochaetus oculocoeruleus Fourmanoir, 1966 Ctenochaetus binotatus 5439
Acanthurus olivaceus (non Bloch & Schneider, 1801) Acanthurus tennentii 1920
Acanthurus olivaceus Bloch & Schneider, 1801 Acanthurus olivaceus 1920
Harpurus paroticus Forster, 1844 Acanthurus olivaceus 1920
Hepatus pawnee Breder, 1927 Acanthurus coeruleus 1920
Acanthurus pentazona Bleeker, 1850 Acanthurus triostegus 1920
Acanthurus philippinus Herre, 1927 Acanthurus thompsoni 1920
Acanthurus phlebotomus Valenciennes, 1835 Acanthurus chirurgus 1920
Acanthurus phlebotomus (non Valenciennes, 1835) Acanthurus monroviae 7345
Acanthurus plagiatus Peters, 1876 Acanthurus tennentii 1920
Rhombotides polyzona Bleeker, 1868 Acanthurus polyzona 1920
Prionurus punctatus Gill, 1862 Prionurus punctatus 9267
Acanthurus pyroferus (non Kittlitz, 1834) Ctenochaetus cyanocheilus 42056
Acanthurus pyroferus Kittlitz, 1834 Acanthurus pyroferus 1920
Acanthurus pyroferus (non Kittlitz, 1834) Acanthurus tristis 8940
Acanthurus randalli Briggs & Caldwell, 1957 Acanthurus randalli 7251
Acanthurus rasi Valenciennes, 1835 Acanthurus xanthopterus 13282
Acanthurus reticulatus Shen & Lim, 1973 Acanthurus xanthopterus 54980
Naso reticulatus Randall, 2001 Naso reticulatus 39638
Acanthurus reversus Randall & Earle, 1999 Acanthurus reversus 41630
Naso rigoletto Smith, 1951 Naso brachycentron 3145
Acanthurus rostratus Günther, 1875 Zebrasoma rostratum 6771
Acanthurus rubropunctatus Rüppell, 1829 Acanthurus nigrofuscus 1920
Acanthurus ruppelii Bennett, 1836 Zebrasoma scopas 33390
Acanthurus ruppelii Swainson, 1839 Acanthurus sohal 93826
Prionurus scalprum Valenciennes, 1835 Prionurus scalprum 13282
Acanthurus scopas Cuvier, 1829 Zebrasoma scopas 3145
Chaetodon sohal Forsskål, 1775 Acanthurus sohal 1920
Acanthurus striatus Quoy & Gaimard, 1825 Ctenochaetus striatus 42056
Acanthurus strigosus Bennett, 1828 Ctenochaetus strigosus 42056
Acanthurus subarmatus Bennett, 1840 Acanthurus triostegus 1920
Acanthurus suillus Cuvier, 1829 Zebrasoma scopas 33390
Zebrasoma supraalba Fowler, 1946 Zebrasoma scopas 40966
Acanthurus tennentii Günther, 1861 Acanthurus tennentii 12965
Naso tergus Ho, Shen & Chang, 2011 Naso tergus 87782
Acanthurus theuthis Lacepède, 1802 Paracanthurus hepatus 3145
Hepatus thompsoni Fowler, 1923 Acanthurus thompsoni 3145
Naso thorpei Smith, 1966 Naso hexacanthus 9808
Axinurus thynnoides Cuvier, 1829 Naso thynnoides 10671
Ctenochaetus tominiensis Randall, 1955 Ctenochaetus tominiensis 42056
Naseus tonganus Valenciennes, 1835 Naso tonganus 43552
Acanthurus tractus Poey, 1860 Acanthurus tractus 87362
Chaetodon triostegus Linnaeus, 1758 Acanthurus triostegus 1920
Acanthurus triostegus marquesensis Schultz & Woods, 1948 Acanthurus triostegus 1920
Acanthurus triostegus sandvicensis Streets, 1877 Acanthurus triostegus 1920
Acanthurus tristis (non Randall, 1993) Acanthurus pyroferus 1920
Acanthurus tristis Randall, 1993 Acanthurus tristis 8940
Teuthis troughtoni Whitley, 1928 Acanthurus triostegus 1920
Ctenochaetus truncatus Randall & Clements, 2001 Ctenochaetus truncatus 42056
Naso tuberosus (non Lacepède, 1801) Naso mcdadei 37792
Naso tuberosus Lacepède, 1801 Naso tuberosus 37792
Naso tuberosus (non Lacepède, 1801) Naso tonganus 37792
Teuthis umbra Jenkins, 1903 Acanthurus leucopareius 1920
Acanthurus undulatus Valenciennes, 1835 Acanthurus dussumieri 1920
Chaetodon unicornis Forsskål, 1775 Naso unicornis 3145
Acanthurus velifer Bloch, 1795 Zebrasoma velifer 3145
Acanthurus violaceus Castelnau, 1855 Acanthurus coeruleus 1920
Acanthurus vittatus Bennett, 1828 Acanthurus lineatus 1920
Naseus vlamingii Valenciennes, 1835 Naso vlamingii 3145
Naseus vomer Klunzinger, 1871 Naso hexacanthus 54621
Acanthurus weberi Ahl, 1923 Acanthurus mata 58534
Hepatus weberi Ahl, 1923 Acanthurus mata 80565
Acanthurus xanthopterus Valenciennes, 1835 Acanthurus xanthopterus 1920
Rhombotides xanthosoma Bleeker, 1865 Acanthurus olivaceus 1920
Acanthurus xanthurus Blyth, 1852 Zebrasoma xanthurum 26282
Acanthurus zebra Lacepède, 1802 Acanthurus triostegus 1920
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