family Acanthuridae

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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: Acanthuridae - surgeonfishesfamily Acanthuridae - 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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References in periodicals archive ?
Choat, "Rapid evolutionary divergences in reef fishes of the family Acanthuridae (Perciformes: Teleostei)," Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, vol.