Hybrid Surgeonfishes of the Acanthurus achilles Complex

John E. Randall and Joachim Frische

aqua, International Journal of Ichthyology, pp. 51-56, Volume 4, Issue 2 – December 2000


Three hybrids are known among the four species of surgeonfishes that comprise the Acanthurus achilles complex: A. achilles x A. nigricans (documented by Randall, 1956a); A. leucosternon x A. nigricans (previously known from an aquarium photograph, 1982, here reported from a specimen from Indonesia); and A. japonicus x A. nigricans (based on an underwater photograph from Lanyu, Taiwan).

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