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Acanthurus xanthopterus Valenciennes, 1835
Accepted name
Check Catalog of Fishes: Genus: Acanthurus; Species: xanthopterus; Original reference
  Current accepted name :   
Yes
  Status details:   
senior synonym, original combination
  Status ref. :   
  Comment :   
In Cuvier & Valenciennes.
  Etymology of Generic name : 
 
Greek, akantha = thorn + Greek, oura = tail (Ref. 45335).
Etymology of specific name : 
 
Name from Greek 'xanthos' for yellow and 'ptero' for fin; referring to the yellow color of the outer part of the pectoral fin (Ref. 37792).
  Status in Catalogue of Life:   
Accepted name
 
 

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