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Ctenochaetus hawaiiensis

Ctenochaetus hawaiiensis (*)

Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Osteichthyes
Classis: Actinopterygii
Subclassis: Neopterygii
Infraclassis: Teleostei
Superordo: Acanthopterygii
Ordo: Perciformes
Subordo: Acanthuroidei
Familia: Acanthuridae
Genera: Ctenochaetus
Species: Ctenochaetus hawaiiensis


Ctenochaetus hawaiiensis is a Tang from the Pacific Ocean. It occasionally makes its way into the aquarium trade. It grows to a size of 25cm in length. As a juvenile it is a yellow to orange color with purple markings, as an adult it is dark brown with light colored fine horizontal striping.


* Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2008). "Ctenochaetus hawaiiensis" in FishBase. December 2008 version.

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