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Although this article will deal with my own experiences with surgeonfish dating back to the 1970s, before turning to that allow me to provide the reader with some information about the family of surgeonfishes, all of whom belong to the family Acanthuridae. Acanthuridae is Latin for the torn tail. The most distinctive characteristic of this family is its scalpel like spine located at the caudal peduncle. This spine is quite sharp and can easily wound

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