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Noun1.Acanthuridae - surgeonfishesAcanthuridae - surgeonfishes        
fish family - any of various families of fish
order Perciformes, order Percomorphi, Perciformes, Percomorphi - one of the largest natural groups of fishes of both marine and fresh water: true perches; basses; tuna
surgeonfish - brightly colored coral-reef fish with knifelike spines at the tail
Acanthurus, genus Acanthurus - type genus of the Acanthuridae: doctorfishes
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Growth and longevity in acanthurid fishes; an analysis of otolith increments.
Acanthurid juveniles were observed in all three habitat types, primarily because Acanthurus bahianus juveniles (Castelnau, 1855) were found in seagrass (EJH on Utila) and mangroves (both EJH and NF), while both A.
In the Gulf of California there are six species from two acanthurid genera, most with an Indo-Pacific affinity (Robertson & Allen 2002), among them the convict surgeonfish A.