Fishes of Nationa Park of American Samoa

Family Name Listing

Order: Perciformes, Family: Acanthuridae
Surgeonfishes and Unicornfishes

Surgeon fishes are characterized by a scalpel-like spine at the base of their tails. They are conspicuous residents of shallow coral reefs. Locally some surgeonfish are important food fishes  

Scientific Name Hawaiian Name Common Name Photo TSN Park Status Abundance Nativity
Acanthurus achilles paku'iku'i achilles tang Acanthurus achilles. paku'iku'i. Achilles tangAcanthurus achilles. paku'iku'i. Achilles tang 172261 Present in park Occasional Native
Acanthurus blochii pualu ringtail surgeonfish Acanthurus blochii. pualu, ringtail surgeonfishAcanthurus blochii. pualu, ringtail surgeonfishAcanthurus blochii. pualu, ringtail surgeonfish 172275 Present in park Common Native
Acanthurus dussumieri palani eyestripe surgeonfish Acanthurus dussumieri. palani. eyestripe surgeonfishAcanthurus dussumieri. palani. eyestripe surgeonfishAcanthurus dussumieri. palani. eyestripe surgeonfish 172260 Present in park Common Native
Acanthurus guttatus 'api whitespotted surgeonfish Acanthurus guttatus. 'api. whitespotted surgeonfish Acanthurus guttatus. 'api. whitespotted surgeonfish 172263 Present in park Rare Native
Acanthurus leucopareius maikoiko whitebar surgeonfish Acanthurus leucopareius. maikoiko. whitebar surgeonfishAcanthurus leucopareius. maikoiko. whitebar surgeonfishAcanthurus leucopareius. maikoiko. whitebar surgeonfish 172264 Present in park Abundant Native
Acanthurus nigricans goldrim surgeonfish Acanthurus nigricans. goldrim surgeonfishAcanthurus nigricans. goldrim surgeonfishAcanthurus nigricans. goldrim surgeonfishAcanthurus nigricans. goldrim surgeonfish 172276 Present in park Uncommon Native
Acanthurus nigrofuscus ma'i'i'i brown surgeonfish Acanthurus nigrofuscus. ma'i'i'i. brown surgeonfishAcanthurus nigrofuscus. ma'i'i'i. brown surgeonfishAcanthurus nigrofuscus. ma'i'i'i. brown surgeonfish 172266 Present in park Abundant Native
Acanthurus nigroris maiko bluelined surgeonfish Acanthurus nigroris. maiko. bluelined surgeonfishAcanthurus nigroris. maiko. bluelined surgeonfish 172267 Present in park Common Native
Acanthurus olivaceus na'ena'e orangeband surgeonfish Acanthurus olivaceus. na'ena'e. orangeband surgeonfishAcanthurus olivaceus. na'ena'e. orangeband surgeonfishAcanthurus olivaceus. na'ena'e. orangeband surgeonfish (juv) 172268 Present in park Common Native
Acanthurus thompsoni Thompson's surgeonfish 172269 Present in park Uncommon Native
Acanthurus triostegus manini convict surgeonfish Acanthurus triostegus. manini. convict surgeonfishAcanthurus triostegus. manini. convict surgeonfishAcanthurus triostegus. manini. convict surgeonfishAcanthurus triostegus. manini. convict surgeonfish 172270 Present in park Abundant Native
Acanthurus xanthopterus pualu yellowfin surgeonfish Acanthurus xanthopterus. pualu. yellowfin surgeonfishAcanthurus xanthopterus. yellowfin surgeonfish 172259 Present in park Uncommon Native
Ctenochaetus hawaiiensis Hawaiian bristletooth Ctenochaetus hawaiiensis. Hawaiian bristletoothCtenochaetus hawaiiensis. Hawaiian bristletooth 172306 Present in park Rare Native
Ctenochaetus strigosus kole goldring bristletooth Ctenochaetus strigosus. kole. goldring bristletoothCtenochaetus strigosus. kole. goldring bristletooth 172302 Present in park Abundant Native
Naso annulatus whitemargin unicornfish 172290 Present in park Rare Native
Naso brevirostris kala lolo paletail unicornfish Naso brevirostris. kala lolo. paletail unicornfishNaso brevirostris. kala lolo. paletail unicornfishNaso brevirostris. kala lolo. paletail unicornfish 172292 Present in park Common Native
Naso caesius gray unicornfish Naso caesius. gray unicornifish 623248 Present in park Uncommon Native
Naso hexacanthus kala lolo sleek unicornfish Naso hexacanthus. kala lolo. sleek unicornfish 172294 Present in park Abundant Native
Naso lituratus umaumalei orangespine unicornfish Naso lituratus. umaumalei. orangespine unicornfishNaso lituratus. umaumalei. orangespine unicornfish 172297 Present in park Abundant Native
Naso unicornis kala bluespine unicornfish Naso unicornis. kala. bluespine unicornfishNaso unicornis. kala. bluespine unicornfishNaso unicornis. kala. bluespine unicornfish 172289 Present in park Common Native
Zebrasoma flavescens lau'ipala yellow tang Zebrasoma flavescens. lau'ipala. yellow tangZebrasoma flavescens. lau'ipala. yellow tang 172315 Present in park Occasional Native
Zebrasoma veliferum mane'one'o sailfin tang Zebrasoma veliferum. mane'one'o. sailfin tangZebrasoma veliferum. mane'one'o. sailfin tangZebrasoma veliferum. mane'one'o. sailfin tang 172315 Present in park Uncommon Native

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