Distribution: from Eastern Africa to Southern Japan, Hawaii, Marquesas, Tuamotu, the Great Barrier Reef and New Caledonia.
Replaced by closely related Acanthurus sohal in the Red Sea.
at Ko Rok Yai (Thailand) © anne
at Port Launay (Mahé) © nst56
at Wakatobi Resort (Indonesia) © nst56
at Faifai Beach (Guam)
at Anse Sévère (La Digue) © reisedachs
at Anse Lazio (Praslin) © reisedachs
at Biyadhoo (Male Atolls) © chris-burton
at Norman Reef (Queensland & the Great Barrier Reef)
at St Pierre Island (Praslin) © nicoleguillemin
at Anse Lazio (Praslin) © tiffany4545
at Ukulhas (Ari Atoll) © phildd
at Baie Lazare (Mahé)
at St Pierre Island (Praslin)
at Gun Beach (Guam)
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