Elongate Surgeonfish Acanthurus mata

Elongate Surgeonfish
Elongate Surgeonfish
The Elongate Surgeonfish is also called the Blue-lined Surgeonfish, the latter name confusing with the alternative name of the Striped Surgeonfish and also with the Blueline Surgeonfish. It is native to the Indian Ocean through to the mid-Pacific.
Elongate Surgeonfish
Elongate Surgeonfish
It has faint light blue lines on its body and yellow on its face (mainly eyeline and upper lip. The Eyestripe Surgeonfish and the Yellowfin Surgeonfish also have a yellow line through the eye).
Elongate Surgeonfish
Elongate Surgeonfish
Elongate Surgeonfish
The dorsal fin is also yellow, as is the edge of the anal fin. The fish can grow to 50cm long and diet is mainly plankton.