Pencil tang(Acanthurus dussumieri)

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  1. lanzo

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    Here is the awsome pic's crispen took of a pencil tang

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    question that i would like to ask is:

    What tang do i have then? mine looks like this one with the stripe on its tail:

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    Mmmm.... Its an unknown lanzo dorry tangy special???
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  5. Yuri

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    you have a ringtail tang
     
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  8. lanzo

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    no i covered all the angels off the fish


    no what do you guys say?...SAME FISH or not?:p
     
  9. Broder

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    The top photo is not of an acanthurus dussumieri which is commonly known locally as a pencilled surgeon
     
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    so what i have is a pecilled surgeon??

    no what is the top pick?

    And how will mine look when its bigger:lol:
     
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    i think you have a acanthurus blochii (ringtail tang)
     
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    I don't know what the top one is:whistling: but Yuri is bang on the money with yours I think.
     
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    He does look very similar to the Acanthurus dussumieri

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  14. crispin

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    i may well be well off with that ID, i googled and thats the closest i could find of it (top pic #1 and #2). If its not the pencil what tang is it?
     
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    Lanzo, you have the Elongated Surgeon Fish, or in Big Mans terms, the Acanthurus Mata:

    Here is the One I had:

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    And this is according to Fish Base :

    Acanthurus mata (Cuvier, 1829)


    Elongate surgeonfish
    Catalog of Fishes | ITIS | CoL
    Classification
    Chordata | Actinopterygii | Acanthuridae
    Synonyms
    Chaetodon mata, Acanthurus bleekeri, Acanthurus weberi, ... more
    Common names
    Mata surgeonfish, Yellowmask surgeonfish, Striped surgeonfish, ... more



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    Main reference

    Randall, J.E. 1987. (Ref. 1921)
    Other references | Biblio | Coordinator : Randall, John E. | Collaborators


    Size / Weight / Age

    50.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 3145)

    Environment

    Reef-associated; marine; depth range 5 - 100 m (Ref. 28016), usually 5 - 45 m (Ref. 27115)

    Climate / Range

    Tropical; 23°C - 28°C (Ref. 27115); 32°N - 24°S

    Distribution

    Indo-Pacific: Red Sea south to Natal, South Africa and east to the Marquesan and Tuamoto islands, north to southern Japan, south to the southern Great Barrier Reef and New Caledonia.
    Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

    Short description
    Dorsal spines (total): 9; Dorsal soft rays (total): 24 - 26; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 23 - 24. Body brown; head banded; fins brown. Capable of changing color to pale bluish overall. Behind eye a yellow area and 2 yellow bands extending anterior from eye. A single, sharp, forward-pointing erectile spine which folds down into a horizontal groove on each side of the caudal peduncle; spine in white sheath. Gill rakers 13-15 in both anterior and posterior rows. Scales minute.

    Biology
    Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

    Inhabit steep slopes, often in turbid waters, generally in the vicinity of coral reefs (Ref. 58652) or rocky bottoms. Form resident spawning aggregations (Ref. 27825, 48637). Adults often seen in schools, feeding mid-water on plankton (Ref. 48637). Feed on zooplankton. Marketed fresh. Flesh is almost never poisonous (Ref. 4795).
     
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    thanks guys

    So is this still a juvi?:whistling: at 20cm big already

    When will it loos it's dark color and the stripe on the tail?
     
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    Yes, I have seen them way bigger and caught them way bigger too :thumbup:
     
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    nope this boy hasblue in him and mine doesnt
     
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    so at what size does it loose its dark color then:whistling:


    sean....this one has a white stripe....the detail you posted says noting about a white band?
     
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    The dark colour is cause it is probably stressed. Mine turned light a couple of weeks later in the tank and stayed lightish in colour (as in the pic)
     
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    ag neee!!!!!

    he is a beast in my tank...do you recon tank being to small for him?:(
     
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