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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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(2012) refieren que los miembros de la familia Acanthuridae presentan una fuerte asociacion con los arrecifes coralinos, por lo tanto, la perdida de cobertura coralina puede determinar extinciones locales, asi como el decremento en su abundancia.
According to Ferreira et al., 2004, the dominance of these groups in subtropical regions is a result of the decrease of mobile herbivorous (e.g., families Acanthuridae and Scaridae), considered a dominant group at lower latitudes, especially in densities.
'All fish families showed high variation in abundance among sites, with the abundance of some commercially important fish such as the Acanthuridae, Lethrinidae, Lutjanidae, and Haemulidae being relatively higher less than 500 individuals per ha,' the report says.
Molecular Phylogeny of Tangs (Zebrasoma, Acanthuridae).
Acanthuridae are a monophyletic fish family composed of about 80 species, popularly known as surgeonfishes or tangs [1].
Acanthurus tractus Poey, 1860, a valid western Atlantic species of surgeon-fishes (Teleostei, Acanthuridae) distinct from Acanthurus bahianus Castelnau, 1855.
Movement patterns, home range size and habitat utilization of the bluespine unicornfish, Naso unicornis (Acanthuridae) in a Hawaiian marine reserve.
Family Genus/species Feeding Acanthuridae Acanthurus sohal Algae, zooplankton Acanthuridae Naso elegans Brown algae Acanthuridae Naso unicornis Brown algae Acanthuridae Zebrasoma xanthurum Algae Apogonidae Apogon spp.
More than two thirds of the assemblage by NISP is made up of just four families: parrotfishes (l) (Scaridae), surgeonfishes (Acanthuridae), wrasses (Labridae), and emperors (Lethrinidae).