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Definition of the noun acanthuridae

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noun - plural: -

  1. surgeonfishes

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Google previewEncyclopedia of Fish Physiology (2011)

From Genome to Environment

Moreover, at least two families of fishes (Mugilidae and Acanthuridae) feature a ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Zoology (2014)

by Michael Allaby

Acanthuridae (surgeonfish, doctorfish; subclass *Actinopterygii, order * Perciformes) Large family of slabsided fish that have a sharp spine on each side of the tailbase (hence the name 'surgeonfish'). The spine is retractable in some species. Many species exhibit striking colour patterns. There are about 80 species, found in all tropical seas; many feed on organisms that cover the surface or rocks, or on seagrasses. acari mites See ACARINA. Acarina (acari mites, ticks; class *Arachnida) ...

Google previewVan Nostrand’s Scientific Encyclopedia (2013)

by Douglas M. Considine, Glenn D. Considine

Cichlidae Cichlids* Cirrhitidae Hawkfishes Embiotocidae Surfperches Pomacentridae Damselfishes Labridae Wrasses” Scaridae Parrotfishes” Trichodontidae Sandfishes Opisthognathidae Jawfishes Trachinidae Weeverfishes” Trichonotidae Sand Divers Kraemeriidae Sand Lances Uranoscopidae Electric Stargazers Dactyloscopidae Sand Stargazers Chaenichthyidae Ice Fishes” Suborder: Acanthuroidea Zanclidae Moorish Idol Acanthuridae Surgeonfishes" Suborder: Siganoidea ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Modern Coral Reefs (2010)

Structure, Form and Process by David Hopley

and the most conspicuous schools of Reef Anthias, and numerous benthic feeding fishes, including Surgeonfishes (Acanthuridae), Parrotfishes (Scaridae), Wrasses (Labridae), Groupers (Serranidae), Butterflyfishes (Chaetodontidae), Triggerfishes (Balistidae), Blennies, and Gobies . Of the 462 reef-associated species that inhabit the Arabian Sea, 69% have crossed successfully into the Red ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Biological Invasions (2011)

by Daniel Simberloff, Marcel Rejmanek

surgeonfish (Acanthuridae), wrasses ( Labridae), gobies (Gobiidae), and butterflyfish (Chaetodontidae) accounting for approximately another 25–30 percent. The most traded species include the blue- green damselfish (Chromis viridis) and clown anemone fish (Amphiprion ocellaris). From stores, species are returned to homes. Survival of species in these early phases ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Tidepools and Rocky Shores (2007)

by Mark W. Denny, Steven Dean Gaines

and surgeonfishes (Acanthuridae). SHELL HOLDFAST BYSSAL THREAD FIGURE 2 The various forces and adaptations to control position in the water column illustrated by fishes (Fig. 1) are found among other organisms. Gas inclusions are found in lungs of tetrapods such as reptiles, birds, and sea otters (A) and the bladders of marine algae (B). Body weight in water is increased ...

Google previewDictionary of Jamaican English (2002)

by Frederic Gomes Cassidy, Robert Brock Le Page

{OED takes it to be the present-day fish of the family Acanthuridae, ...

Google previewThe Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia: The Century dictionary ... prepared under the superintendence of William Dwight Whitney (1903)

family Acanthuridae. Acanthuridae (ak-an-thu'ri-dé), m. pl. [NL., <Acanthurus + -idae.] A family of acanthopterygian fishes typified by the genus Acanthurus, to which various limits have been ascribed. See Teuthididae. Acanthurus (ak-an-thū 'rus), n. [NL., (Gr. Gnavta, spine, + oipá, tail.] 1. The representative genus of the family Acanthuridae, characterized by spines on the sides of the tail, whence the name. The species are numerous in the tropical seas, and are popularly known as ...

Google previewThe Century Dictionary (1914)

An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language

The representative genus of the family Acanthuridae, characterized by spines on the sides of the tail, whence the name. The species are numerous in the tropical seas, and are popularly known as doctors, surgeons, surgeon-fishes, barbers, etc. Also used for the genus Monoceros, 2.

Google previewDictionary of Caribbean English Usage (2003)

by Richard Allsopp, Jeannette Allsopp

coeruleui (Acanthuridae); FR. bayolef. (Mart); SP. barbero m. (Cuba) D BAR- BERO is Std. Sp. for 'barber'. dog-wood n (Baha, Jmca, USVI) Pitcidia piscipula, P. erythrina, Lonchocarpus latifolius {Papilionaceae); FR. enivrage m. ( Guad, Mart), savonnette grand bois f. (Mart); Sp. guama de costa f. (Cuba), polo hediondo m.

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