Definition of Acanthurus chirurgus

1. Noun. Surgeon fish of the West Indies.

Exact synonyms: Doctor-fish, Doctorfish
Generic synonyms: Surgeonfish
Group relationships: Acanthurus, Genus Acanthurus



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Acanthurus Chirurgus

Acanthisitta
Acanthisitta chloris
Acanthisittidae
Acanthocereus
Acanthocereus pentagonus
Acanthocereus tetragonus
Acanthocheilonema
Acanthocybium
Acanthocybium solandri
Acanthophis
Acanthophis antarcticus
Acanthoscelides
Acanthoscelides obtectus
Acanthuridae
Acanthurus
Acanthurus chirurgus
Acanthus mollis
Acapulco
Acapulco de Juarez
Acapulco gold
Acaridae
Acarnanian
Acarnanians
Acarus
Acarus balatus
Acarus folliculorum
Acarus gallinae
Acarus hordei
Acarus rhizoglypticus hyacinthi
Acarus scabiei

Literary usage of Acanthurus chirurgus

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1. Synopsis of the Fishes of North America by David Starr Jordan, Charles Henry Gilbert (1883)
"... losely related to acanthurus chirurgus, differing in the longer snout, \. :ch is more convex in its upper portion. Caudal triangular, scarcely e behind; ..."

2. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia by Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia (1885)
"Giinther identifies it with acanthurus chirurgus; we do not, therefore, see how the substitution of hepatus for chirurgus is to be avoided, if the rules of ..."

3. Guide to the Gallery of Fishes in the Department of Zoology of the British by William George Ridewood (1908)
"... which the fish uses by lashing the tail to right and left (647, Acanthurus chirurgus, the Surgeon-fish proper; 650, Acanthurus sohal, which is mounted ..."

4. The Animal Kingdom Arranged in Conformity with Its Organization by Georges Cuvier, Edward Griffith, Charles Hamilton Smith, Edward Pidgeon, John Edward Gray, George Robert Gray (1834)
"The acanthurus chirurgus inhabits the sea of the Antilles, where it is greatly in request in consequence of its fine flavour. It has received the name of ..."

5. British Museum Guides: Vertrbrates by British Museum (Natural History) (1906)
"... which the fish uses by lashing the tail to right and left (647, Acanthurus chirurgus, the Surgeon-fish proper; 650, Acanthurus sohal, which is mounted ..."

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