Jon Chamberlain - Researcher in Computer Science and Marine Biology

Jon Chamberlain - Researcher in Computer Science and Marine Biology

Picture of a Powder Blue Surgeon Fish taken in Thailand 2007

Surgeon Fish

This picture was taken in the Similian Islands, Thailand in 2007. Powder blue surgeon fish (Acanthurus leucosternon) are very common but their stunning colouration always catches your eye.

Cuts like a knife

The scientific name of the family of surgeon fish comes from Greek words akantha and oura, translating to thorn and tail, referring to the distinguishing knife or scalpel like protrusion on the side of its tail (caudal peduncle).

NAUI 2008 calendar

This surgeon fish image was included in the 2008 NAUI promotional calendar.
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