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Olive-brown seasnake

Olive-brown seasnake

Blotcheye soldierfish

Blotcheye soldierfish

Hawaiian squirrelfish

Hawaiian squirrelfish

Blackbelt hogfish

Blackbelt hogfish

Emperor angelfish

Emperor angelfish

Powderblue surgeonfish

Powderblue surgeonfish

Azure damselfish

Azure damselfish

Sunburst butterflyfish

Sunburst butterflyfish

Clown coris

Clown coris

Moorish idol

Moorish idol

Spotted surgeonfish

Spotted surgeonfish

Clown coris

Clown coris

Blue-spotted stingray

Blue-spotted stingray

Powderblue surgeonfish

Powderblue surgeonfish

Facts

LatinAcanthurus leucosternon
Size54 cm
FoodSessile algae
HabitatCoral and stone reefs
IUCN

Least concern

LocationIndian Ocean
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A sharp scalpel

At the base of its tail, the surgeonfish has a scale as sharp as a scalpel. The surgeonfish uses this scale to defend itself. Some surgeonfish have the scalpel out all the time, while others can open it up like a switchblade.


Common octopus

Cuttlefish

Seadragons

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The pier

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