Definition of Surgeonfish

1. Noun. Brightly colored coral-reef fish with knifelike spines at the tail.

Generic synonyms: Percoid, Percoid Fish, Percoidean
Group relationships: Acanthuridae, Family Acanthuridae
Specialized synonyms: Acanthurus Chirurgus, Doctor-fish, Doctorfish



Definition of Surgeonfish

1. Noun. Any of many brightly coloured fishes, of the family ''Acanthuridae'', that have an erect spine near the tail ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Surgeonfish

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Literary usage of Surgeonfish

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1. U. S. Navy Diving Manual: Air DivingSports & Recrea (1999)
"surgeonfish - The surgeonfish is found along reefs in warm seas. It is short and vertical with full dorsal and anal fins. The sharp spine at the base of the ..."

2. A Traveler's Guide to the Galapagos Islands by Barry Boyce (2004)
"Yellow-Tailed surgeonfish -You will see these beautiful fishes traveling in schools ... Found near reefs and rocks, yellow-tailed surgeonfish use their ..."

3. A Traveler's Guide to the Galapagos Islands by Barry Boyce (2004)
"Yellow-Tailed surgeonfish - You will see these beautiful fishes traveling in ... Found near reefs and rocks, yellow-tailed surgeonfish use their chisel-like ..."

4. A Traveler's Guide to the Galapagos Islands by Barry Boyce (2004)
"Yellow-Tailed surgeonfish - You will see these beautiful fishes traveling in ... Found near reefs and rocks, yellow-tailed surgeonfish use their chisel-like ..."

5. Best Dives of the Western Hemisphere by Joyce Huber (1999)
"Armies of lemon butterfly fish, large ulua and surgeonfish greet divers. Depths range from 10 ft near the shore to about 80 ft. Drop-offs go as deep as 200 ..."

6. St. Lucia by Don Philpott (2005)
"... and there are huge sea anemones and sponges, while tropical fish species include the parrotfish. blue tang surgeonfish. tiny but aggressive damselfish, ..."

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