Sohal surgeonfish

Acanthurus sohal

Sohal surgeonfish

Distribution: from the Red Sea to the Persian Gulf. Easy to spot, especially in EgyptJordan and Oman.

Replaced bu closely related Acanthurus lineatus in Indian and Pacific Oceans.

Spots where Acanthurus sohal has been spotted by snorkelers

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