Velvet Surgeonfish

Acanthurus Nigricans
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Quick Facts

Scientific name Acanthurus Nigricans
Other names Goldrim Surgeonfish, Velvet Surgeon, Whitecheek Surgeonfish, Yellowbanded Surgeonfish, Yellowrimmed Surgeonfish
Size Up to 21.3 cm (8.38 in)
Weight Up to .50 kg (1.10 lb)


Habitat & AU Distribution Coastal waters, lagoons & seaward reefs amongst coral areas in surge zones
Depth Range
Velvet Surgeonfish Distribution
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