Three Examples of Hybrid Surgeonfishes (Acanthuridae)

John E. Randall, Richard L. Pyle, and Robert F. Myers

aqua, International Journal of Ichthyology, pp. 115-120, Volume 4, Issue 3 – April 2001


Three hybrids of surgeonfishes (Acanthuridae) are documented: Acanthurus nigricauda x A. olivaceus from the Marshall Islands, A. olivaceus x A. tennentii from Bali, Indonesia, and Zebrasoma rostratum x Z. scopas from Kiritimati (formerly Christmas Island), Line Islands.

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