Acanthurus lineatus, M

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Widespread Indo-West Pacific. Shallow coastal to outer reef flats, often in exposed reefs subject to surge. Adults usually form schools and are commonly found in shallow reef-gutters. Juveniles solitary and secretive on shallow rubble habitats. Readily identified by the orange and blue lined pattern. Peduncular spine is venomous. Length to 35cm. Also known as Blue-lined Surgeonfish.